David Garrard left the Jets due to chronic knee pain back in May, but now the veteran quarterback has returned for another season in the NFL.
Garrard previously said he was going to retire, but things changed after rehabilitation and rest this summer. After a call to Jets general manager, Garrard was back on the Jets roster for the second time.
“I’m sitting at home, watching games thinking, ‘Why am I at home? Why I am doing this to myself? I didn’t want to have any regrets one day,” Garrard told the Jets’ official website today.
The veteran, will be attending practices and team meetings, but won’t be eligible to play for the next two games. After that, the Jets have an option to activate Garrard or release him.
Geno Smith came out the victor over Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback position. With Smith starting all five regular season games and playing well, it’s safe to say that he has the spot. However, No.2 Sanchez just went through a season ending surgery for a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder opening room for any capable fill in.
If Garrard improves his health, he could take over Sanchez’s No.2 spot and mentor Smith.