Nearly two weeks after working him out at their facilities in New Jersey, the New York Jets have inked a two-year deal with former Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins quarterback David Garrard.
Garrard, 35, hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since the 2010 season. He was expected to battle for the Dolphins starting quarterback job in last August, but saw that fight cut short due to a knee injury suffered in training camp. He was ultimately released by Miami and not picked up by any other teams.
A New Jersey native, Garrard was confident about his workout with the Jets and was quite public about his desire to join Gang Green a week ago.
"I definitely think it's the ideal situation," Garrard told SiriusXM NFL Radio last Thursday. "It was a great workout. Every drill they had me do, I did great in. I felt like my old self again. They loved what they saw."
Garrard has thrown for 16,003 yards, 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions in 86 career games.