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Jets kick the tires on David Garrard

David Garrard AP

After being linked to quarterbacks both washed-up and not quite good enough to be a Chief, the Jets are broadening their search for a backup to Mark Sanchez.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets worked out veteran quarterback David Garrard on Thursday.

Garrard never made it to the regular season with the Dolphins this year, after spending nine years with the Jaguars. If he could stay well, he’d be a viable backup option behind Mark Sanchez, but there has been little recent indication Garrard can do that.

Knee problems last year knocked him out of the Dolphins’ mix, and he’s been out of work since. The 35-year-old missed the 2011 season after undergoing back surgery.

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28 Responses to “Jets kick the tires on David Garrard”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    All three of them.

  2. maddog111 says: Feb 28, 2013 2:44 PM

    Anyone else surprised Garrard is 35? Man, I must be getting old.

  3. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 28, 2013 2:48 PM

    Don’t kick too hard, he will end up on IR if you do.

  4. cuda1234 says: Feb 28, 2013 2:49 PM

    Aren’t Sanchez/Tebow/McElroy all still under contract?

  5. pickensclause says: Feb 28, 2013 2:50 PM

    Backup to Mark Sanchez- otherwise known as the week 2 starter.

  6. hartdaddy says: Feb 28, 2013 2:51 PM

    And?

  7. blackngold4life says: Feb 28, 2013 2:52 PM

    He’s better then what they have..kick the tires and give him the keys while they at it.

  8. sean6886 says: Feb 28, 2013 2:53 PM

    As a Jets fan, this pick up would be fine.
    As a realist, 2013 is truly the beginning of a rebuild year. We’re not going to the SB and probably not even the playoffs. We cannot unload Sanchez & cannot afford a high price veteran QB when we have a lot of other needs. Besides, I’m against picking up the obvious Alex Smith & Matt Flynn. Alex struggled for years and only thrived under the Harbaugh System. Don’t wanna give away picks and/or pay a lot for that. If Matt Flynn is so good, why was he benched for a rookie? I was hoping we’d look at Matt Moore but if Garrard is healthy and in shape I think it’s a decent pick up.
    If a Garrard or Moore can stop us from looking like we don’t even belong in the NFL, I’ll be happy. I want my Jets to actually look like they came to play the game.

  9. sbmcintosh36 says: Feb 28, 2013 3:03 PM

    Can’t hurt, if he can play sign him if not….next!!!

  10. rg3andout says: Feb 28, 2013 3:07 PM

    if he signs with them, u can put all of them together and u still wouldnt have a good QB, j.e.t.s junked established terrible stadium

  11. nyjets1017 says: Feb 28, 2013 3:08 PM

    Why they don’t give McElroy a fair shot i’ll never know.it was clear they set him up to fail in the one game he did start

  12. zerole00 says: Feb 28, 2013 3:20 PM

    Don’t they already have a backup to Sanchez by the name of Tebow?

    Snicker.

  13. serenaundercover says: Feb 28, 2013 3:24 PM

    Sanchez, Tebow, JaMarcus, Garrard, Quinn, Stanton. It’s no wonder Rex Ryan regularly guarantees Super Bowls. That group of QB’s undoubtedly can keep most opposing teams in the hunt for the Lombardi trophy.

  14. rg3andout says: Feb 28, 2013 3:30 PM

    even if they sign him, jets still dont have a QB!!!

  15. andthehomeofthejets says: Feb 28, 2013 3:30 PM

    bring in Moore he’s decent. Let him and McElroy dual it out. give McElroy a shot. Trade Revis get some good draft picks and draft for an offensive and defensive lineman plus a new corner back. O-lines make or break the run and passing game.. its a chance to rebuild and be relevant the next few years.

  16. maddenisfordorks says: Feb 28, 2013 3:40 PM

    I like Garrard – hope it works out for him there. I believe he is already better than what they have there.

  17. sbmcintosh36 says: Feb 28, 2013 3:44 PM

    @nyjets1017.
    Because he’s a bigger joke than Sanchez or Teblow ,he’s horrible at best ,no arm, can’t move and is always hurt, he’s barely a practice squad guy.

  18. igotgamenj says: Feb 28, 2013 4:24 PM

    Jets fan’s did you ever ask yourself is this as good as it gets ?

  19. annes22 says: Feb 28, 2013 4:29 PM

    David Gerrard is always hurt. That would be stupid to sign him. At least sign someone who can move around, and throw the ball. He did Zero for the Dolphins.

  20. csf081183 says: Feb 28, 2013 4:52 PM

    and somewhere Mark Brunell is lacing up his cleats and checking his voicemail.

  21. tommyribs says: Feb 28, 2013 5:16 PM

    So does this mean no Jamarcus Russel?

  22. pksullivanmph says: Feb 28, 2013 5:45 PM

    Viable backup. Please. @footballady52. 🏈

  23. bigblu73 says: Feb 28, 2013 6:31 PM

    Garrard is better and waaaaay more consistent than the Sanchize!!! If he hadn’t gotten hurt he would’ve been the starting QB for the Dolphins as from all accounts he was beating Tannehill out during camp prior to his injury. He’s a former Probowler and once went 14 weeks into the season without throwing his first INT!!!! He would be an upgrade/viable option for more than the Jets, AZ should give him a serious consideration!

  24. chillmodedlb says: Feb 28, 2013 8:01 PM

    Desperation is a stinky cologne

  25. j0esixpack says: Feb 28, 2013 8:31 PM

    Broadway Joe must have turned them down.

  26. rollerino1 says: Feb 28, 2013 9:16 PM

    Nothing against Garrard, but he is past his prime. Jets seem as clueless as ever.

  27. monropoobah says: Mar 1, 2013 4:02 AM

    vinny t !?!

  28. jetsfan80 says: Mar 1, 2013 8:26 AM

    Hell, they are having a woman come in to tryout to be their kicker, if that doesn’t work I rather see her be a quarterback on their team than David Garrard.

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