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Jets have talked to Garrard about returning in 2014, unless they haven’t

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The Jets continue to employ veteran quarterback David Garrard, even though they continue to not use him.

They apparently are interested in continuing to not use him in 2014.  Unless, of course, they aren’t.

According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Garrard said after practice that the team has broached the possibility of a return next season.  Garrard said the Jets raised the issue informally two weeks ago, telling Garrard, “[O]nce a Jet, always a Jet.”

(Wait, so Tim Tebow is still a Jet?)

Hubbuch also writes that Garrard contacted the Post later in the day to explain that Garrard didn’t mean to suggest the Jets specifically had talked to him about a return next season.  A Jets spokesman said the same thing.

So why are the Jets tiptoeing on eggshells regarding the question of whether a guy they aren’t using will be back next season?  Garrard presumably signed a one-year deal under the so-called minimum salary benefit.  The Collective Bargaining Agreement says that such contracts “may not be extended or renegotiated in any manner.”

It sounds like the Jets did indeed talk to Garrard about staying, that someone figured out that the Jets could get in trouble for doing that, and that the official position suddenly became that the Jets haven’t talked to Garrard about returning.

That’s a lot of words devoted to a guy who hasn’t actually played in a game since 2010.  Then again, there’s a chance we’ll see him at some point on Sunday.

It’s not as if Garrard would be any worse than Geno Smith or Matt Simms.

Heck, Tim Tebow would arguably better than all three of him.  Since he’s technically still a Jet, maybe they should give him a call.

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16 Responses to “Jets have talked to Garrard about returning in 2014, unless they haven’t”
  1. flavordave says: Dec 7, 2013 5:46 PM

    Garrard? He wasn’t even good 3 years ago when he last played. Nice teammate and all but he’s no Nick Foles. BTW Chip Kelly’s 11 headed offense monster Machine Tour 2013 is about the spit out Lions bones.

  2. andreweac says: Dec 7, 2013 5:51 PM

    The curse of ™ Tebow.

  3. 1ogica1voicesays says: Dec 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    I really wish my redskins have Garrard next year. I’m so tired of the tired RG3. I mean he’s gorgeous.but not a great qb.

  4. FinFan68 says: Dec 7, 2013 6:06 PM

    Please stop with the “unless they…” junk. It is getting old

  5. kgun80 says: Dec 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    Gotta have a pro to teach the Jets next QB of the future when they draft him next year.

  6. rroberti98 says: Dec 7, 2013 6:23 PM

    Sorry for my ignorance but how is tebow still a jet? His contract was with the patriots

  7. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    FinFan68 says:
    Dec 7, 2013 6:06 PM
    Please stop with the “unless they…” junk. It is getting old


    A lot of stuff on here is getting old. Long gone are the simple reports of NFL news. It’s like when rock stars become famous, and decide they really are something special to the people, and instead of sticking to what got them their, they start digging into their ego.

    Sad stuff.

  8. scarletmacaw says: Dec 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    Garrard and Tebow are a lot alike. Both are 6’2″ tough, not fast, running QBs who play better than they practice. Neither is very good at finding the open receiver. Both win more than one would expect based on their passing ability.

    No surprise that Rex treats them both the same way.

  9. afcdomination says: Dec 7, 2013 7:34 PM

    but why? their best move is to get away from Rex and get a new QB.

  10. fordmandalay says: Dec 7, 2013 7:37 PM

    He’s filling an important role as a combination paperweight/doorstop. It’s pretty much all he’s capable of doing in the NFL now.

  11. j0esixpack says: Dec 7, 2013 7:39 PM

    That means Namath turned them down again.

  12. annes22 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:34 PM

    David Gerrard has to be better than Gino Smith, yet he hasn’t thrown a pass. Gino is horrible, and Sanchez is missing in action hurt. What a mess their QB situation is.

  13. macker1283 says: Dec 7, 2013 10:19 PM

    David Garrard has got to have some compromising photos of some people in the NFL. The way this no talent- done nothing QB keeps getting plum jobs in the NFL is beyond belief. His best year was when he threw 18 TDs back in 2007. Thats like a Running back whose best season was when he ran for 800 yards.

  14. larry321 says: Dec 8, 2013 7:49 AM

    Is it possible the jets want him back in a coaching capacity and not as a player?

  15. cool10857 says: Dec 8, 2013 8:49 AM

    The Jets are a joke.

  16. bigblue00 says: Dec 8, 2013 9:30 AM

    Somebody call Vinny Testaverde already!

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