Garrard calls Jets 'ideal situation'

March, 4, 2013
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Free-agent QB David Garrard, looking for a job after two years out of the league, took to the airwaves Monday to make his case on why he'd be perfect for the Jets.

"I definitely think it's the ideal situation," Garrard told Sirius XM NFL radio.

No offense to incumbent Mark Sanchez, Garrard said, but he feels he can win the starting job if he plays up to his potential. If not, he'd be content as a backup, he said.

Garrard, 35, worked out for the Jets last Thursday, and he believes he aced the audition. He met with Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, and even bumped into Sanchez.

"It was a great workout," Garrard said. "Every drill they had me do, I did great in. I felt like my old self again. They loved what they saw."

The Jets didn't immediately offer him a contract because "they have a lot of issues with the cap," Garrard said, "so they really couldn't do anything at that time. That's kind of unfortunate because I don't want to have to sit here without a job."

Garrard missed last season after arthroscopic knee surgery in August, leading to his release from the Dolphins. Curiously, he didn't land another job.

"I'm not ready to be done yet," he said, adding, "I'm tired of sitting and watching on my couch."

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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