The Jets QB Situation Gets More Clouded As David Garrard Retires
Well you can always count on the Jets to keep things interesting, whether they are playing games or enjoying the Summer.
Most of the Jets QB issues have been self imposed. Giving Mark Sanchez a contract extension for no reason except to sooth his feelings after a slight and failed pursuit of then free agent Peyton Manning.
Then there was the Tim Tebow experience. Though no fault of his doing Tebow was jerked around by the Jets and subsequently cut recently.
There is the drafting of West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the 2nd round of the recent NFL draft.
There is always Greg McIlroy who started 2 games last year.
Now there is the sudden retirement of off season free agent signee David Garrard. Garrard was trying to make a comeback from 2 years of injuries. However he couldn’t make it all the way back, and citing knee troubles Garrard Suddenly retired Wednesday after his knee swelled up after workouts.
Garrard tweeted to a New York media guy ” having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices limiting what I can do.”
With that Garrard who at 1 time was a starter in the NFL and was thought to have a genuine chance to beat out Sanchez or at least be a serious threat to his days as a starter. That was before Smith was drafted. But Garrard was new GM John Idzik’s 1st signing with the Jets and by all indications he is a guy with good character you want on your team. Now sadly for Garrard all those thoughts go out the window, his career seemingly done, and the Jets really down to 2 bonafide contestants for the starters job and both Sanchez and Smith have HUGE question marks.