Former Miami Dolphin expected to challenge Mark Sanchez in training camp.
The New York Jets have signed David Garrard and plan to have the former Miami Dolphin and Jacksonville Jaguars QB compete with Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy for the starting job next season, according to NFL.com.
The nine-year veteran missed all of last season, after being sidelined with a back injury, yet passed a medical and impressed enough at his private workout to be given a spot on the pre-season roster.
The Quarterback controversy in New York may be one of the hottest topics of the off-season, as many will question whether Sanchez can be as bad as he was when passing the ball last season and ask whether there is someone out there who can do it better.
While Garrard is not an elite talent, he had moderate success in Jacksonville without many targets to throw to. If the Jets are able to upgrade at wide receiver during the draft, then it will go a long way to help whoever is under centre for the tea on opening day.
None of the QB’s mentioned in this article are good enough to lead the ‘Gang Green’ for the next ten year, but in a year with very few promising talents available in the draft and free agency, they have no other choice until a better talent comes their way.