Monday, March 11, 2013

Veteran quarterback David Garrard signs with Jets


On the same day that New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Mark Sanchez has a "leg up" on his competition for the team's starting quarterback gig, Gang Green brought in some competition.

The Jets signed veteran quarterback David Garrard Monday. Garrard worked out for the Jets less than two weeks ago and, by all accounts, impressed his new employers. (photo: Paul Robinson, Flickr)

He'll enter offseason workouts and training camp in a positional battle with the incumbent Sanchez and probably a lower-tier free agent or draftee.

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.

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