The front office may have tipped their hand on how they’re approaching the QB position for the 2013 season. It was reported Thursday that former Jacksonville Jaguars starter David Garrard was brought in for a workout. After not playing in 2011, Garrard was last seen in a Miami Dolphins uniform after signing with the team as a free agent in 2012. Early on, it looked like he might get the starting job over then rookie Ryan Tannehill, until a knee injury in August 2012 set him back… and the Miami Dolphins haven’t looked back! Tannehill threw for 3,294 yards and 12 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. Garrard has to prove he can still play after basically siting out the last two seasons. It’s not all bad for the former starter; Garrard was listed first on the depth chart for the Dolphins prior to the injury. A healthy Garrard could be a viable backup in the NFL, and a team like the Jets could use the competition in this year’s camp.
David Garrard played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2002-2010. He threw for over 16,000 yards and rushed for an additional 1,700 plus yards in his nine seasons with the club. His best seasons were the 2008 & 2009 campaigns. He played all 16 regular season games in both seasons and put up very respectable numbers. He threw for 3,620 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2008 and had nearly identical numbers in 2009 (3,597 yards and 15 touchdowns). In 2007, Garrard became the team’s fulltime starter, throwing 18 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions with a 102.2 QB rating in 12 regular season games! That year’s team made the playoffs, and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-29 in the Wild Card round before losing to the undefeated New England Patriots 31-20 the following week.
-Joseph Haas, Editor
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