Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 4/10/13
The New York Jets haven’t made any major splashes in free agency, which was expected as they began the process of rebuilding their roster. They have made 6 new additions for only a total of 2.8 million guaranteed dollars. Let’s run through them quickly and assess realistic expectations for them in 2013 David Garrard – Quarterback - A former Pro-Bowl quarterback who hasn’t taken a meaningful snap since 2010 because of various injuries, most notably to his back. Garrard at his best was an accurate, smart and mobile quarterback who led a playoff team. If he is healthy and approximating somewhat near his 2010 play, he will push Mark Sanchez for the starting job this summer. Those are two major “ifs” – Depending on how the NFL Draft shakes out, it is far from crazy to think that Garrard could start at some point this season. If he doesn’t, the Jets have no long term ties to him and he is a capable veteran backup. Antwan Barnes – Outside Linebacker - Barnes has been a situational player ...
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