In a story first reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, David Garrard has told his Jets teammates that he will no longer be with the team due to chronic knee issues.
Garrard declined to make any official comments, 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.”
Had the veteran Quarterback been able to stay healthy most believe he would have been the week 1 starter for the Jets, who will look to give rookie quarterback Geno Smith some time to develop before throwing him into the fire.
If Garrard’s brief career in New York really has come to an end it looks like it will be nearly impossible for the Jets to release Mark Sanchez before the season, a move many speculated was on the horizon.