The New York Jets have signed quarterback David Garrard once again, an interesting move that could leave Brady Quinn out of a job. The Jets added David Garrard to the exempt list, signing him after he had previously retired due to knee issues. The move comes on the heels of the announcement that Mark Sanchez will have season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum.
When the New York Jets signed quarterback David Garrard this offseason, some thought he was the favorite to win the starting quarterback job. He was expected to be embroiled in an open competition with Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith. After he retired in May it became a two-man contest with Geno Smith winning the job as Mark Sanchez went down with a torn labrum in the third exhibition game. Now, David Garrard will return to the Jets with Geno Smith firmly entrenched as the starting quarterback.
The Jets have placed David Garrard on the exempt list and he will miss two games. After that, all bets are off. Brady Quinn is likely the odd man out after the Jets released him, then resigned him after the first game of the season to ensure his contract wouldn't be guaranteed. The team is very happy with Matt Simms and the addition of Garrard signals that Quinn has left something to be desired in terms of a backup quarterback. Brady Quinn has been inactive for all four games he has spent on the team's roster.
David Garrard will have two game weeks to show the Jets that he is in good enough shape to compete for a spot on the roster. In some ways, the tweaking of the quarterback depth chart brings back memories of Mike Tannenbaum, who was very active in making changes to the fringe of the roster, often jockeying the same players back and forth. John Idzik is looking to solidify the team's backup plan at quarterback, while also providing the right environment for Geno Smith to grow.
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