Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The New York Jets are looking for quarterback help this year, trying to push incumbent starter Mark Sanchez. Thursday, the team worked out former Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins quarterback David Garrard.
The New York Jets seem obsessed with former Miami Dolphins. In the history of incest within in the AFC East, the Jets love for Dolphins seems a little over the top, with the team either signing, interviewing, or trying out players, coaches, and executives. From Yeremiah Bell to Jason Taylor, from Tony Sparano to Brian Gaine, from David Lee to Clyde Gates to Randy Mueller, former Dolphins seem to turn up in New Jersey a lot.
Garrard spent the offseason and preseason with the Dolphins last year, and seemed set to serve as the team's starting quarterback. However, just before the first preseason game, which he was supposed to start, Garrard injured his knee and required surgery. Ultimately, he was released by the Dolphins due to the injury and he sat out the entire 2012 season.
He was also out for the 2011 season due to a back injury. The 35 year old Garrard played 86 games, starting 76, in nine years with the Jacksonville Jagaurs, going 39-37 over that span. He has 16,003 yards, 89 touchdowns, and 54 interceptions in his career.
The Jets currently have incumbent starter Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy, and Matt Simms on their roster. Tebow is expected to be released, while the team is looking for a veteran to push Sanchez this year.
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