David Garrard tells teammates he’s leaving the Jets

AP

Here we go again.

The circus-like atmosphere surrounding the Jets’ quarterback position is getting crazier, with a report out today that David Garrard, who was brought in to provide some veteran leadership and stability, has told teammates today that he is planning to leave the team.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 35-year-old Garrard, who has suffered from knee injuries for years, told two teammates he no longer plans to be with the Jets.

Asked about the story, Garrard told NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington, “I’m not talking about that right now. Maybe tomorrow or the next day.”

If Garrard is gone, that would be a major problem for the Jets, who were hoping he’d be able to mentor rookie Geno Smith and perhaps open the season as the starter if Smith isn’t ready. The Jets also have Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy on the roster, but there are serious doubts about whether the team has any long-term plans for either of them.

So the Jets may be looking for another quarterback. I hear Tim Tebow is available.

57 responses to “David Garrard tells teammates he’s leaving the Jets

  1. I think sanchez will be a great mentor for smith. Who can teach him the buttfumble technique better than sanchez?

  2. Jets: Hey Timmy! How’s it going? What’s new? Would you like to come back and be on the roster?
    Tebow: …
    Jets: Look, I know it didn’t end too well last month but you know it’s…
    Tebow: *Click*Hangs up*
    Jets: Timmy? You there? Hello?

    Just making light of the Jets. LOL. That would be funny though if that convo really happened.

  3. When was the last time Garrard played? 2010? If they only wanted him to mentor the younger guys, maybe they should’ve hired him as a coach.

  4. Says a lot about the Jets that David freakin Garrard was their most reliable option.

  5. Sounds like the Jets read my post from about an hour ago making fun of them for having Garrard on the roster. Well better late than never to axe the low profile prospects. Good for the Jets to move on from him and let him waste some other team’s time and opportunity to find a good player for the future.

    Congrats NY for making a good logical move today, I’m impressed and encouraged a lot more than earlier today!

  6. @AdamSchein: Text from Garrard: “Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do.”

  7. J ust
    E nd
    T he
    S eason now. With the 1st pick of the 2014 NFL Draft….Clowney goes to the circus.

  8. “So the Jets may be looking for another quarterback. I hear Tim Tebow is available.”

    Yeah, but you said they may be looking for another QB. Not sure how Tim Tebow applies.

  9. And people make fun of the Raiders?!?!?! HA!! Even when Ol’ Al was damn near on his death bed he ran his team 10 times better than this joke of a franchise!! R.I.P. Al Davis

  10. It’s a good thing I have 31 other teams to provide football entertainment, because my team is a J-O-K-E, Joke, Joke, Joke! The greatest thing about being a Jets fan is that PFT writes on average, 5-6 articles daily about them… There’s never a shortage of content!

  11. So, they managed to use “circus” and “Tim Tebow” in one article about a 35 year old washed up QB… PFT is like that old uncle going through a mid life crisis and trying to act like your best friend.

  12. This is not very surprising. He was probably told he was going to be released. He’s old and fragile; and the Jets probably want to play with their new toy, Geno Smith. Garrard staying would take too many reps away from Geno.

    No way they are cutting Sanchez because of his contract.

    This move makes sense.

  13. Ok can we relax about this circus thing? You people will use anything you can to keep throwing shots at this team, when in reality, Garrard probably plans to retire. He hasn’t played a game since 2010 and knows that he’s a career backup at this point, if he even had made the 53 man roster.

  14. How exactly are the Jets a circus because Garrard hurt his knee and doesn’t feel like he can compete/play on a gimpy knee?

  15. “Text from Garrard: “Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do.””

    Yeah… what a circus. Good one.

  16. lks311 says: May 15, 2013 4:22 PM

    You just gotta love the Jets…I know the Maras and the Giants, do.

    ———————–

    Actually the Giants couldn’t care less what happens with the Jets!

  17. You people are all idiots. His knee couldn’t handle it so he is going to retire. You’re all a bunch of puppet morons who dance every time Florio pulls the strings by posting a Jets article. You can’t even wait to find out why without piling on. And now for the stupid foot and circus jokes…

  18. If you don’t believe me check Adam Schein’s newest twitter update, this isn’t a train wreck people wake up this is just an old man retiring.

  19. I think t
    his is actually a positive for the Jets. Its better to know now rather than closer to the season. They can get another QB in there to compete.

  20. He’s still a young man, so I hope he recovers enough to enjoy the rest of his life.

    And it shouldn’t be a problem, for the Jets, after all they have 24 other QBs on roster, right?

  21. I said in the comments of a previous article that McElroy will be the starter. Gerrard will be injured, Smith will blow up (fragile emotions) and Sanchez is just terrible. One down, two to go!

  22. “So the Jets may be looking for another quarterback. I hear Tim Tebow is available.”

    Yeah, but you said they may be looking for another QB. Not sure how Tim Tebow applies.

  23. sdchargers25 says:
    May 15, 2013 4:23 PM
    Sucks for Mark Sanchez. He has never had the offensive tools around him to be successful. Toxic Situation

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    he had tools….

    you know what else he had? the complete lack of work ethic to be sitting around on the sideline yukking it up every time his team desperate;y needed a score to win with 2 minutes left

    Sanchez was always a joke

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