The last quarterback to lead the Jaguars to a playoff victory is set to retire.
David Garrard, who was most recently in the NFL with the Jets in 2013, will retire as a member of the Jaguars, he told radio 1010 AM in Jacksonville on Friday, the radio station said on its Facebook page.
The Jaguars acknowledged Garrard’s retirement announcement on Twitter.
The 37-year-old Garrard played 12 NFL seasons, starting 75 games, all with Jacksonville. Overall, he threw for 16,003 yards with 89 TDs and 54 interceptions, completing 61.6 percent of his throws. Garrard added 1,746 yards rushing with 17 TDs.
Garrard’s signature play might have come in the Jaguars’ wild-card win at Pittsburgh in January 2008. With Jacksonville trailing 29-28 and facing 4th-and-2 at the Pittsburgh 43 with 1:56 left, Garrard broke free for a 32-yard run, setting up Josh Scobee’s game-winning field goal.
After being released by Jacksonville in 2011 and sitting out the season due to injury, Garrard joined Miami in 2012, but he was cut in September. While with New York the next year, he indicated he would retire before changing his mind and returning in-season.
Now, Garrard appears ready to step away once again.