A David Garrard contract with the New York Jets is in the works and they are expecting him to compete with Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback job. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the NFL news on March 1 that both side feel good about the possibility of a deal.
Garrard hasn't played an NFL down since 2010, but he impressed the Jets with a recent workout and the two sides are planning on him coming into camp to compete for a job.
The quarterback spent his entire career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, starting for them from 2006 through 2010. He threw for 16,003 yards with 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions over his career, with a 61-percent completion percentage. In 2012, Garrard trued to catch on with the Miami Dolphins, but the team dropped him in the preseason.
Before starting the talks with Garrard, the NFL news was that the Jets were talking about bringing in Brady Quinn to compete for the starting job as well. It is clear that the Jets have no intention of giving Tim Tebow a chance and Greg McElroy proved during his 2012 tryout that he is nothing more than a backup.
A David Garrard contract promises him a chance, but no quarterback involved in this competition offers the New York Jets much promise.