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David Garrard retires

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by joseephuss, May 15, 2013.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think he would win the Jets starting job due to past injuries. I guess they were even worse than I knew about.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport.../david-garrard-new-york-jets-retires/2163733/

    Jets quarterback David Garrard retires due to knee troubles

    Make that a four-way race for the New York Jets' starting quarterback job.

    Veteran David Garrard, who signed with the team in April before the selection of Geno Smith, has told teammates he's done, according to a person informed of the conversations between Garrard and the players. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the conversations were to remain private.

    Garrard declined comment to NFL.com, which first reported the story, but told SiriusXM host Adam Schein via text, "Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do."
     
  2. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    This probably for the best if he's finding it difficult to get through practice in April. If he was healthy, I was confident he was going to be the starter for the Jets.
     
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I agree., at least until they were ready to roll with the rookie.
    If healthy, he certainly was the best they had in 2013.

    He's a good guy, a real class act, a solid pro, and an admirable representaive for the league.
    Best wishes to him.
     
  4. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    He has had all kinds of health issues to fight through and did so to play in the NFL. Pretty cool story for the guy.
     
  5. revospeed

    revospeed Well-Known Member

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    I bet the Jets are mad they didn't know this before Hasselbeck, Kolb and Fitzpatrick were off the market.
     
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    They had six quarterbacks on the roster. I think they've thrown more than enough darts at that position.
     
  7. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Great guy. He would have been the starter if healthy.
     
  8. revospeed

    revospeed Well-Known Member

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    Had they known that Garrard wasn't healthy, they would have opted to go after one of those guys instead.
     
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It is their job to know if he is not healthy. The guy hasn't played the last two seasons, so it is not too shocking that injuries may be an issue. Plus they got him for a cheap one year deal with very little guaranteed money. It would have cost more to bring in this other guys. That says they never really considered them as options.
     
  10. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I think the Garrard may have been the QB that had the worst WRs to throw for the longest period of time compared to any player in the NFL.

    At least they did have a running came for several of his years.

    But when you play for 6 seasons and the best WR you ever have (at that stage in their career) is Mike Sims-Walker for about 12 games, it is beyond sad.
    He had a respectable, above average career, as a starter. But I would have liked to see him have a a stud or two WR for 2-3 years just to see how that would have played out.

    His best year, he a 102 QB rating, made thr Pro Bowl, led his team over Pittsburgh in the playoffs (and barely lost to NE) but his leading receviers were Dennis Northcut, Reggie Williams, and Matt Jones. LOL You can't make this up.

    He ended up with 106 Tds (89 pass, 17 rush) and 54 ints, and a winning record with those bunch of schmos in Jacksonville.



    Time to go fishin'
     

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