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David Garrard made the decision to retire at the age of 35 after his knee made it difficult to play football. Signed to a contract with the Jets the former quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars had hoped to compete for the starting job with Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez. Garrard told ESPN New York that the Jets have offered him a chance to join their coaching staff as an intern during training camp. “The Jets offered me the chance to come back if I want to take a shot at that coaching thing with an internship in training camp,” Garrard said. “I told them I’d talk with my wife about it, so I could still work with those guys. It’s definitely something I’m considering.” Garrard last appeared in an NFL game on Dec. 26, 2010.

New York Jets – David Garrard Retires, Overreaction Ensues

The New York Jets received surprising news today when quarterback David Garrard informed the team that due to swelling in his knee, he is deciding to retire. Considering he is 35 years old, hasn’t played a NFL snap in 2 years and missed all of last season with a bad knee, there is a limit to how surprising this news is. The immediate assumption among many after early word broke...

David Garrard: Another Class Act Calls it a Career

A college professor once told me that there were two sides to every pancake, no matter how flat it was. He told the class (which was part of a criminal defense class) this had everything to do with people, places and things and of course, criminal justice. It was a lesson well learned and I apply it to a lot of what I do in my career.When it comes to David Garrard, there is the athlete...

Source: David Garrard plans to retire

David Garrard is out of the New York Jets' quarterback competition. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Garrard plans to retire because of lingering knee issues. The 35-year-old Garrard was signed in March to provide veteran competition for Mark Sanchez. But Garrard, who hadn't played in a regular-season game in the NFL since...

Two AFC East teams, zero snaps for Garrard

While David Garrard's premature retirement came as a shock to many New York Jets fans, fans of the Miami Dolphins experienced the worst of Garrard's deteriorating health last season.

Report: David Garrard Tells Teammates He’s Leaving the Jets

Realistically the Jets can’t keep 100 QBs on the roster. Tebow is already on his way to Jerusalem and Sanchez contract is too hefty to cut him at the moment, so Garrard is next man out the door. QB David Garrard told 2 players he no longer plans to be with the #Jets, per sources. Nothing official from team. Unclear if cut/retired — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 15, 2013 Just...

Jets QB David Garrard Retiring From The NFL

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, QB David Garrard has told multiple Jets players that he does not plan to remain with the team. Adam Schein of  received a text from Garrard that said “Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do.“ Garrard told Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle that he...

David Garrard: The Best 4th-Round QB Since Rich Gannon

With David Garrard’s retirement from the Jets, Scott Kacsmar examines a career better than most people will remember. Garrard is the best fourth-round QB since Rich Gannon.

David Garrard calling it a career; path open for Smith to be starter is reporting that David Garrard is calling it quits because his knee simply isn't holding up. Garrard sent a text to's Adam Schein, saying, "My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices." While Garrard was never a top tier quarterback in the NFL, he provided several solid years for the Jacksonville Jaguars. His most successful...

David Garrard announces he's leaving the Jets

Barely two months after inking a deal to join the Green and White this offseason, quarterback David Garrard is announcing his retirement this week.

Nearly trashed like a used Trojan, Mark Sanchez will survive thanks to David Garrard’s retirement

New York Jets quarterback David Garrard is moving to Del Boca Vista due to complications with his surgically-repaired knee. Although rusty, the 6-foot-1, 235 pound Garrard had a real opportunity to start Week 1 for the Jets against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 8. “My knee is not holding up,” Garrard, 35, texted’s Adam Schein. “Continuing to swell after practices...

David Garrard leaves New York Jets

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David Garrard and Rolando McClain Call it a Career For Totally Different Reasons

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...

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Mark Sanchez says ''nothing's changed'' in his approach to competing for the New York Jets' starting quarterback job even with David Garrard out of the mix. Garrard plans to retire because his balky left knee has continued to give him trouble, so that means the Jets' once-crowded quarterback room has one less player. With Garrard stepping away and New...

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