The Jets' quarterback depth chart just got a little thinner.
Veteran signal-caller David Garrard told NFL.com's Adam Schein that he's retiring due to his surgically-repaired knee "not holding up."
"Having to call it quits," Garrard wrote in a text to Schein. "My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices."
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the 35-year-old Garrard relayed to teammates that he's no longer in Gang Green's plans. A formal announcement is expected "maybe tomorrow or the next day."
The Jets inked Garrard to a one-year contract in March, and the feeling was he'd have a legit chance to start this season. But his balky knee, which cost him the Dolphins' starting job in 2012, wouldn't allow it.
Garrard finishes his 10-year career with 16,003 passing yards, 89 touchdowns, 54 interceptions.
New York, meanwhile, is thrust into a bind, with only Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, and Gr...