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."