David Garrard says Jets workout went well

AP

The Jets had quarterback David Garrard in for a workout on Thursday as part of their search for a couple of additions to the quarterback pool.

Garrard spoke to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News after the workout and told him that it “went great.” Garrard also said that he was “still working out the particulars,” which makes it sound like he’s mulling an offer from the Jets to join the roster.

If the Jets could get the Garrard of 2007-2010, they’d have a clear upgrade over what they got from Mark Sanchez last season. If that Garrard were something that it was reasonable to expect, however, there’s not much chance that Garrard would be available for whatever the Jets are going to be able to pay new arrivals this season.

The Jets are planning to bring in two quarterbacks to go with Sanchez, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms this offseason. Whether Garrard or Brady Quinn or both are part of that duo or not, the Jets will have a hard time guaranteeing themselves better play than they’ve been getting at quarterback.

24 responses to “David Garrard says Jets workout went well

  1. He ought to be their Day 1 starter this season assuming he’s healthy. He’s way better than Mark “Buttfumble” Sanchez or any other QB on that roster.

  2. There’s nothing like setting your sights high, and what the Jets are doing is nothing like setting their sights high.

  3. Garrard is a class act and a hard worker. Jaguars never should have cut him in 2011, he would have mentored Gabbert for a year or two providing confidence building. Instead Gabbert was thrown in to the fire…against the Jets no less.

    When considering Garrard’s potential, remember he had NO RELIABLE RECEIVERS to throw to during those years of 2007-2010!

  4. David Garrard has always struck me as a “poor man’s” Steve McNair. Probably because Tom Coughlin said they drafted him because they wanted someone in McNair’s mold after being repeatedly outplayed by him. Fact is, having a Titans fan call you a poor man’s McNair is a huge compliment. It also means he’d easily be the best QB on the Jets roster.

  5. Sanchize, Quinn, McElroy, Simms, Gerard…………so many quality choices for NY. Your front office and coaching staff makes the Cowboys look like. They know what they are doing. Hey, if they are having an open tryout I’m in. I can throw as well as any of those guys, and I know how not to fun into the ass of my pulling guard causing a TD fumble return. Without a doubt he should have retired right then and there!

  6. The funniest part of this QB search is that they are not looking for Tom Brady, they are simply looking for someone competent.

    This makes everything more hilarious they haven’t been able to find that.

  7. Apparently, the Jets were unable to negotiate a contract with Don Strock or Bubby Brister.

  8. Sanchez is the answer. Garrard might show signs but he’ll have his 4 pick outing and then get hurt. At least Sanchez is tough through 4 pick outings.

  9. David Garrard says Jets workout went well
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    Yes, but a workout going “well” for Garrard at this point just means he didn’t hurt himself.

  10. Crit76 hit it on the head you can’t do it by yourself if he had some weapons in Jax he would have been awesome.He would add some much needed class to the Jets

  11. Crazy that Garrard ran a 4.82 at combine but started off in the league as a major rushing threat – a Tebow-esque runner and winner coming in for Brunell when injured

  12. As a Jets fan, I really wanted them to pick him up last season. He was going to be the starter in Miami before getting hurt. Always has been a very good QB and if he can stay healthy, this will be a great pickup for the Jets.

  13. Sure. Let’s see him play behind that offensive line. He can hand off to Shonn Greene. He can throw to… Stephen Hill…? And maybe Dustin Keller will be between injuries so there might even be a tight end.

    He’ll totally be better than Sanchez.

    Right…

  14. Let’s not forget he had won the job in Miami last year, so the guy can still play. Solid TD to Int ratio, consistent QBR. A healthy Santonio Holmes with Kurley in the slot could help him quite a bit. Hill to help stretch the D, he could do some damage.

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    gator2006 says:
    Mar 1, 2013 2:19 PM
    Crazy that Garrard ran a 4.82 at combine but started off in the league as a major rushing threat – a Tebow-esque runner and winner coming in for Brunell when injured
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    No. You are forgetting the entire Leftwich era.

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