Originally written on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Wednesday saw two players call a end to their careers, New York Jets quarterback David Garrard and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain. While the end of their respective careers had to share the headlines, the reason for the end could not be more different. For the 35-year old Garrard the decision is pretty understandable. His knee--the same one that hastened his end in Miami last season--is acting up again. “Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up,” David Garrard wrote in a text to Adam Schein of SiriusXM NFL radio (via Pro Football Talk). “Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do.” At his age the chance his knee is going to get better is slim to none. Since it was the love of the game and not the money that was keeping him motivated to play it was not too hard for him to make the right call. With the glut of QBs that the Jets have his chances of playing (and possibly even making the team) were not good at all. For McClain it ...
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