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.
ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Greg McElroy, Matt Simms
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,