Predicting the 2013 New York Jets’ QB Depth Chart

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Aug. 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback David Garrard (9) during a scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

THIRD STRING: David Garrard

I have always been a David Garrard fan. Beginning in 2006 with the Jaguars, David was a 60% completion percentage guy every year through 2010. In his worst year of that set, his passer rating was just over 81, which obviously dwarfs Mark Sanchez’s 66.

He was also primed to be the Dolphins starter last year. He had an excellent training camp, and was primed to put Ryan Tannehill on the bench to being the 2012 season. However, he ended up with a knee injury that ended that chance, and thus he hasn’t taken a snap in a regular season game since 2010.

That is why he won’t be able to compete for the stop spot in the end. As the preseason rolls along, we will see rust, collected from not taking a regular season snap since 2010. His knee will also limit him, watch for him to me limited in practice on certain days.

In the end, Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg will not feel comfortable turning the team over to him. In the end, he will be the guy holding the clipboard, and mentoring Geno Smith.


Matt Simms is here, basically because of his last name. Barring a miracle of epic proportions, Matt Simms will be a camp arm, and nothing more.

On the other hand, the unfortunate deal has been given to Greg McElroy. He will not have a great chance to compete, and it’s a shame. It’s painfully clear that the Jets’ organization doesn’t believe in Greg, or they wouldn’t have necessarily drafted a quarterback so early.

He never really had a chance to succeed here. Last season, Greg McElroy got into one game in relief of Mark Sanchez, and played well. The second game was the game he started against the Chargers, and he just got pummeled, to the tune of 11 sacks. It’s hard to really say he had a chance to show what he could do, lying on his back for most of the game.

But, it is what it is. Matt Simms will be gone quickly, and Greg McElroy will be out fairly soon after. The Jets don’t believe in him, and that is why.

So there you have it, the depth chart for the QB’s in 2013 week 1: Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, David Garrard. Agree? Disagree? Sound off below,

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i agree with one and two but am unsure of number three. i guess it will depend on gerrard’s health. healthy and he’s number three, hurt and greg moves to number three. i read that there will be no rosie holliday as he was cut. imagine if mark has a great camp and it turns out this is the system for him?!? wow, playoffs here we come…

    • TheJetPress

      That’s exactly what I think Matr. If his knee doesn’t hold up , where he can even get up to #3, Greg will be the guy.
      Glad you enjoyed the roundtable. Means a lot.

      • Dave Hanna

        Ditto to both of above
        When Sanchez starts to think, he goes for the super play when a short out repeatedly would do the same w/o risk.

        As well, I think our line will hold much better this season and our QB’s won’t end up on their asses for most the game.

        The W coast offense will save Mark’s career if he focuses and stays with the game plan, step back, check and throw the damn ball- not looking 50 yards down the field all the time. Thanks Alan

        • TheJetPress

          Thank you for reading!
          Hope you right about the o-line as well

  • matr dontelli iii

    as i noted a couple times already, i really enjoyed the roundtable discussion. i was kinda surprised nobody else commented on it. i thought it was a great read.

  • disqus_fQxKRuCJA3

    I agree. Mark will benefit from the west coast offense but fans will boo the shit out of him opening day at MetLife. This team will draw comparisons to 09 just with more passing. I think this defense will dominate and be #1 in afc and #3 in the nfl (seahawks and 49ers)

  • Kenneth Hayes

    Mark still can’t read a defense no matter what offense he’s running so the turnovers will just keep piling up if you throw him out there as the day 1 starter.

    • TheJetPress

      Not impossible Ken.