Could David Garrard Start For the New York Jets in Week 1?

By Dan Parzych
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At this point, the starting job for the New York Jets at quarterback seems like it could go to anyone–including veteran David Garrard.

The Jets brought Garrard on board during the offseason with the intention of giving Mark Sanchez an extra push for the starting job and as crazy as it sounds–he seems to have just as good of a shot to win the job as anyone else. On top of signing Garrard, New York also drafted Geno Smith in the 2013 NFL Draft last weekend–which means it will certainly be an interesting offseason once training camp rolls around.

As crazy as it sounds, Garrard may have the advantage over the rest of the quarterbacks on the team’s roster considering he’s the most experienced compared to everyone else. It may have been a while sine Garrard last started a game in the NFL, but there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to get back into the swing of things right away if given the opportunity.

When looking at Sanchez, this is a quarterback that has received every opportunity in the world to prove himself as a starter and if he hasn’t been able to win over his critics by now–the chances of him doing it anytime soon seem highly unlikely. There’s still plenty of time before the regular season is officially here, but the thought of Garrard winning the starting job for the Jets doesn’t seem as crazy when looking at his experience compared to the rest of the quarterbacks on the roster at the moment.

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