BREAKING: New York Jets’ QB David Garrard Forced to Retire Over Knee Injury

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

And the quarterback competition is down to four.

Reports are out today, and David Garrard told Sirius XM radio host Adam Schein that he is going to be forced to retire from the NFL. His injured knee is not holding up, and forcing him to leave the game early. So, if there is a veteran to compete with Mark Sanchez for the starting job, it will not be David Garrard.

This is especially bad news for Jets’ fans that were hopeful that Mark Sanchez would not be the starting quarterback come week one. The Jets are not going to rush rookie Geno Smith into the job, so this makes the case more strongly for Mark Sanchez starting week one for the New York Jets.

It’s a tough break for David, but if he knows that his knee isn’t going to make it, he is right to pack it up and go home, rather than have the Jets invest time on him.

As the current roster stands, it’s the biggest break for Greg McElroy, as it gives him a shot to slip back into the third string.

It may be quiet from the front office, but still never a dull day in New York with our team.

Topics: David Garrard, New York Jets

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  • Joe Willie

    hugh douglas said on espn david garrard bailed out too early–I agree–last yr on hardknocks garrard tore his knee cartilage early in camp got sacred and basically quit –he did the same to the jets this yr—we are better off with Geno starting from the start–please jets bring in Charlie Batch he’s be better help to Geno anyways–sanchez is of no use–take the hit cut him.Charlie Batch perfect mentor for Geno–Sanchez is a distraction and an ESPN/NFL negative magnet .

    • TheJetPress

      I never really liked Charlie Batch. Not sure if he has much left.

      • Joe Willie

        Batch would be a great mentor for Geno, he started when he was young and has been with a winner for years–much better then Garrard—Sanchez is useless with a history of negativity.

        • TheJetPress

          Eh maybe…..but remember Brunell won a lot when he was younger and didn’t do very much to push Mark, in my opinion.

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