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Since being a fourth-round selection (108th overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2002 NFL Draft, David Garrard was considered a stand-by or a “you will do for now” type quarterback.
After patiently waiting for an opportunity in Jacksonville, Garrard ceased the moment until injuries took its toll. Garrard’s release from the Jaguars was not a surprise, just the timing as he received his walking papers a week before the 2011 NFL season kicked into swing.
Garrard signed a one-year incentive laden deal with the Miami Dolphins on March 19. Clearly, the New Jersey native approved the contract, but not for the money. Instead, it was to the opportunity to prove he has a lot of football left in him.
“Yeah, well I don’t think I have anything to prove,” said Garrard in his press conference, according to the team’s press release. “I think I’ve proved a lot of things as a starting quarterback, but I just want to go further than I’ve gone before. I want to go deeper