New York Jets Activate David Garrard, Release Brady Quinn

By Alan Schechter

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

The Jets made a roster move today, one that frankly was totally expected, as long as the one player was healthy enough to be activated.

The Jets activated veteran quarterback David Garrard today. Garrard was looking to take one more chance at a comeback, if his knee would hold up, and so far it has. David was looking to help out a team one more time, and he is in the perfect situation to do so. If you remember, he was set to come back during the off-season, but he retired as his knee wouldn’t hold up after practice.

The Jets wanted a veteran quarterback to be a positive influence on Geno Smith, and David has had success in this league. He likely will be the third string quarterback, around to provide mentorship. Matt Simms should remain the number two, with Garrard listing as the number three.

To make room for David, the Jets have released Brady Quinn. No real surprise there, as there was no intent at any point for Quinn to play. Quinn reportedly has already received interest from several other teams.