Thursday, February 28, 2013

Report: Jets bring in David Garrard for workout


It's early, but so far, Mark Sanchez need not be shaking in his boots.

As the New York Jets begin their search for a veteran signal-caller to compete with Sanchez for the starting quarterback gig in 2013, the organization brought in free agent David Garrard for a workout Thursday, according to the NY Daily News. (photo: Paul Robinson, Flickr)

The 35-year-old Garrard hasn't seen a game in two years, having missed the 2011 season to back problems and last season after being released by the Miami Dolphins last summer thanks to a knee ailment.

Garrard played in 86 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars and entered the 2012 preseason as the Dolphins' expected starter before getting knee surgery. He has an 89-54 career TD-to-INT ratio while boasting a 61.6 percent completion rate.

ESPN New York reported this week that the Jets could also take a hard look at former Cleveland Brown Brady Quinn given his relationship and history with new Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee.

The Jets will release Tim Tebow in March, leaving Greg McElroy and Matt Simms as the only rostered quarterbacks behind Sanchez.

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