With Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton receiving interest from the Rams and Jets, respectively, the Lions are currently without a backup quarterback for Matthew Stafford.
Free agent David Garrard could be an option. Garrard’s agent told MLive.com’s Anwar Richardson that his client plans to start arranging free agent visits on Thursday, and the Lions are among the teams Garrard is considering.
“If the Lions are interested in David’s services, we will listen,” agent Al Irby said. “… Once Peyton [Manning] makes a decision, based on recent activity, David will be a hot quarterback.”
Garrard, who has started 76 career games, sat out all of last season while rehabbing a bad back. He declared himself 100 percent recovered in late February, and should resurface this year as one of the top backup quarterback candidates available on the free agent market.