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Garrard’s agent says three teams have expressed interest

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The departure of quarterback David Garrard from the Jaguars roster came swiftly.  His arrival on a new team may take a little time.

Last night, agent Al Irby told Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union that three teams have expressed interest in Garrard.  But Irby says Garrard is in no hurry.

“The system’s going to do what it’s going to do,” Irby said.  “He has gotten some calls, they know there’s some interest.  David can still play it’s obvious.  He knows he’s gonna have options and he’s gonna just sit back and let the offers come in and make a decision.”

In other words, the offers that have come in so far aren’t the kind of offers that would make Garrard jump.  And real money may not be put on the table until after Week One, at which time Garrard wouldn’t be entitled to the balance of his 2011 base salary if his next team comes to the same conclusion as his last team.

As to Garrard’s last team, which dumped him for Luke McCown en route to Blaine Gabbert, Garrard’s agent is willing to take the Jaguars at their word.

“Been assured that the job was his this year,” Irby told Ganguili.  “That’s why we’re all shocked, and so was he.  This had to be a last minute decision, that’s the only thing I can say.  I don’t think these guys would purposely tell me one thing and [do another].”

Sure, Al.  No NFL team ever does that.

I’ll have my own theories about what may have happened with Garrard during today’s PFT Live.  (Translation:  They just delivered breakfast to my hotel room in Stamford.)

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42 Responses to “Garrard’s agent says three teams have expressed interest”
  1. billinva says: Sep 7, 2011 7:34 AM

    Let the David Garrard era begin in Miami!

    ho ho ho

  2. heirshouse says: Sep 7, 2011 7:37 AM

    The job was his to lose..he lost it..he looked awful in the preseason…time has shown what David is on the average guy at best..good luck to you where ever you land though!

  3. myspaceyourface says: Sep 7, 2011 7:42 AM

    When you are guaranteed a job, production is sure to go down. That is why I can’t stand Unions.

  4. TheDPR says: Sep 7, 2011 7:46 AM

    49ers would be insane not to bring Garrard in.

  5. darthobama says: Sep 7, 2011 7:46 AM

    You had a perfectly fine post going… untill you ruined it with a cornball joke about your breakfast…

  6. houseofbacon says: Sep 7, 2011 7:46 AM

    Guesses: Dolphins, 49ers, and Colts.

  7. skiss68 says: Sep 7, 2011 7:52 AM

    This agent is the man if he can get 9 mill for Garrard.

  8. pabillsfan says: Sep 7, 2011 8:02 AM

    That is messed up though, you gotta wonder if he will be a starter or back up. I’m thinking he will be a very good back up somewhere… or maybe colts?

  9. Topher says: Sep 7, 2011 8:04 AM

    Are they the same three teams that expressed interest in Tiki Barber.

    And are any of those three teams in the NFL?

  10. Exiled1 says: Sep 7, 2011 8:10 AM

    Miami or Seattle gives him the best chance to win. I like Garrard. Any interview I’ve seen or anything I’ve read about him he really seems to come off as a class act. I can’t really see him going to the Bengals since he’d be in competition with another “QB of the Future”. Maybe Buffalo. Either way he deserves another chance to prove he can still play.

  11. citynative says: Sep 7, 2011 8:10 AM

    It has to be the Patriots, Packers, and Saints for sure.

  12. zoxitic says: Sep 7, 2011 8:11 AM

    Garrard’s smart move would be not to go to any team yet. Wait until there is an injury to a starting QB and then he will be in demand and get a starting job instead of a backup role.

  13. jeffharwell3 says: Sep 7, 2011 8:11 AM

    the 49ers would be a perfect fit for Garrard… and it just so happens there are only 2 qbs on their roster

  14. shackdelrio says: Sep 7, 2011 8:12 AM

    …and the Jaguars have expressed interest in Garrard signing with the Colts, Texans or Titans.

  15. egls7 says: Sep 7, 2011 8:19 AM

    Im still flabbergasted on him getting cut

  16. nationalmediacansuckit says: Sep 7, 2011 8:21 AM

    Garrard will be a nice pick for some team. He just ran the course in Jax.. Besides a #10 1st rounder won’t sit the bench for long. Good Luck Dave.

  17. 0 degrees Kelvin says: Sep 7, 2011 8:23 AM

    Offers? If he was released, can’t teams claim him on waivers?

  18. sappdaddy99 says: Sep 7, 2011 8:29 AM

    Not sure why they keep delaying the inevitable. Just start Gabbert already.

  19. madenatewell says: Sep 7, 2011 8:32 AM

    Miami, Seattle & Washington….had to be. Right?

  20. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 7, 2011 8:36 AM

    Simple as to why they got rid of him. With Garrard, expectations are higher. With the rookie and McCown, pressure’s off, they’re “building for the future”…..Truth is, they’re winning 6 games either way, but in one scenario Del Rio gets fired, in the other he’s “building”, buys himself time, and saves the owner 8 big ones. Del Rio is brilliant and savvy.

    by the way, Snyder don’t sign Del Rio’s leftovers!!!!

  21. ticalcaldwell says: Sep 7, 2011 8:37 AM

    Best chance to start…..Cinci or Miami

  22. frankgarrett says: Sep 7, 2011 8:38 AM


  23. bullsfan93 says: Sep 7, 2011 8:43 AM

    You know David Garrard career is in the dumps when he’s replaced by Luke Mccown…..

  24. rayvens says: Sep 7, 2011 8:43 AM

    This had to be a last minute decision, that’s the only thing I can say. I don’t think these guys would purposely tell me one thing and [do another].”
    Samething Byron Leftwich said….

  25. readysethike says: Sep 7, 2011 8:48 AM

    I wouldnt be suprised if Arizona was one of the teams that called. Kolb needs a solid back up just in case he struggles or gets injured. And if Garrard had to play a full season there in that division he could take them into the playoffs

  26. davidjcu says: Sep 7, 2011 9:14 AM

    I could understand this move if Gabbert was going to start immediately. I understand that he is the QB of the future and needs a few games up to 1 season to get the hang of things. They could of traded him up to week 6, or at the end of the yr. Just to give Gabbert a mentor who has is used to handling the pressure of being the starting QB. Del Rio is going to feel like an idiot, if Garrard goes to a team that is more complete and repeats what he did in 2007.

  27. ncsteve83 says: Sep 7, 2011 9:24 AM

    Cut Clausen or Derrick Anderson, bring in Garrard as a back-up and mentor to Cam. When Cam inevitably gets hurt at some point (not sliding when he should most likely) we will have a competent backup. Clausen and Anderson together dont have the talent to hold Garrards jockstrap.

  28. dolphins4 says: Sep 7, 2011 9:35 AM

    I hope the Dolphins sign him.

  29. grogansheroes says: Sep 7, 2011 9:42 AM

    How many teams are there in the UFL?

  30. johnnyjagfan says: Sep 7, 2011 9:43 AM

    I hope he goes to Seattle. Tavaris sucks and Dave’s used to a bad OL.

    I can’t believe Jack snookered “Mr. Weaver” (first time I’ve heard him kiss his a$$ like that) again on this whole m.o. He must not be that bright.

  31. takingbacksundays5 says: Sep 7, 2011 9:55 AM

    Why not the Ravens? Granted, he’d be in a backup role. But he’d potentially be a good fit on team that desperately needs a veteran backup.

  32. chmba says: Sep 7, 2011 10:02 AM

    NFL and management wonder why fans do not show up for this circus! Del Rio is a joke. They will be in the cellar again and move….NFL will call it fan indifference but reality is these people are worse than incompetent.

    McCown has proven he cannot play. Gabbert is fine until he gets hit! Go back and watch his college games and see what happens after he gets hit a couple of times! Or, maybe look back at some high school games and see the same thing. He starts throwing the ball away or taking off running!

  33. mikebyrne1502 says: Sep 7, 2011 10:06 AM

    Every 49er fan is all over this lol. Dan Snider is going to pick him up and sign him to a 7 year 100mil contract

  34. edukator4 says: Sep 7, 2011 10:22 AM

    citynative got a lot of thumbs down for his suggestion of packers, pats, saints, but whether he was serious or not, those teams should be calling. those are 3 teams expect to at least be in conf champ game and if their qb goes down have no shot. but plug garrard on any of those teams and they are deep enough all around to not have a wasted season.
    is garrard willing to be a backup though?

  35. citynative says: Sep 7, 2011 10:34 AM

    Just clarify… the Packers, Pats, and Saints suggestion was made in total sarcasm. I thought that was obvious.

  36. pigskinswag says: Sep 7, 2011 10:43 AM

    Gararrd > the starting quarterbacks for Seattle, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Carolina, Washington, and of course JACKSONVILLE

  37. righthereisay says: Sep 7, 2011 10:44 AM

    The Redskins QB is Rex Grossman and nobody is brining up the skins as a potential place for Garrard?

  38. davidjcu says: Sep 7, 2011 10:51 AM

    Gararrd > the starting quarterbacks for Seattle, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Carolina, Washington, and of course JACKSONVILLE

    Last year he was 13th in QB rating and 7th completion percentage. He’s roughly better than 20 of the 32 qbs in the league. He may not be elite but he won’t stink up the the place

  39. bturner032002 says: Sep 7, 2011 11:25 AM

    its preseason for christ sake. No game planning at all. It’s like the first and last day of school when you just go cause you have too

  40. frydorov says: Sep 7, 2011 12:14 PM

    Stamford Connecticut …. Stamford Connecticut ….

  41. shaggytoodle says: Sep 7, 2011 1:47 PM

    They should have traded hdsim to cinci for Carson Palmer

  42. tr975 says: Sep 7, 2011 9:34 PM

    takingbacksundays5 says:

    Why not the Ravens? Granted, he’d be in a backup role. But he’d potentially be a good fit on team that desperately needs a veteran backup.
    I figured it would be the Ravens because Baltimore has said that Michael McAdoo is going to be moved to the practice squad, which would open up a spot on the active roster. If I remember correctly, after the first week of the season, money given to veterans signed at that time is no longer guaranteed. If I am wrong, never mind, but if I am right, the Ravens could sign Garrard, have him backup Flacco, and not have to guarantee any of the money given him should they decide that Tyrod Taylor is ultimately a better option.

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