I'm sorry if I misremembered the situation. OK fine, the Jaguars, clearly working with a top notch FO that has been so successful for so many years, decided not to play him. If I do remember correctly, they actually cut him right before the start of the season. And then he sat out for a year. Won't have played in almost 3 years. You're right, he's solid. I could probably search for a post where you shat all over Garrard back in theday, but now that he's a Jets' QB prospect, he's suddenly underrated. Gimmeafvckinbreak.
Stop riding the coattails of others on this board Patriot homer
Me pointing out that the younger generation of fans all complaining about the prospective move, doesn't change the fact that Garrard IS a solid player when healthy, it means the younger fans don't know who he is. All I've said that if healthy, this is a move I prefer over the other QB's that the Jets have been rumored to be linked in.
Garrard would be a very solid transition move for the Jets I'm also still one of the few who still believe Sanchez can turn things around under Mornhinweg. I also think the Jets need to target in a QB in this draft, the 3 I like the most are Smith, Bray, and Manuel.
But you go ahead and pretend to know what I said in the past and what I think
People need to realize there is no way we can be competitive this year...we are basically rebuilding...we need to start having great drafts...it's impossible to keep every great player you have in the salary cap era...and this team is in no position to sign any big name free agents.......we need to draft well so we can have consistent success ...not sign or trade for a bunch of players...be good for 2 years and then suck and in salary cap hell..
Again, just bring in someone who can compete on a level playing field with Sanchez. If the FO feels Gerrard or and one else for that matter can improve this offense from last year, this fan is all for it.
I take in to consideration the talent level of this team last year and understand it left much to be desired. Yet, the play of the QB was beyond ugly and and well below the level of a 4 year starter. Even a decent JAG would have improved the play of those around him even slightly. I think we can all agree that was not the case with Mark, if anything his play pull the team down.
So, unless our new GM pulls off a miracle and moves Mark, he will be here next season. As a fan, all I ask for,is for the first time in his career,have someone in camp who can actually beat him out for the starting job. An if thru a fair competition, Mark is not the best QB in camp and at the start of the season,then whoever wins takes over the starters role.
I would also not complain if thru a FAIR competition Mark came out on top, he started again. My one proviso to that is, that we have a backup who is ready to step in should Mark start to fall back and continue his slide to the long term backup status. Also the hope that the coaching staff will have the balls to make the switch without regard to any players feeling and do what best and right for the team.
And they would be wrong, Garrard wasn't replaced by Gabbert because he was injured, the Jags didn't want to pay Garrard, then the injuries started. If healthy, Garrard is a solid QB. You must be one of the 24 yr olds.
The people who just dismissed Garrard as washed up are ignorant of the facts. He was a cap casualty in Jacksonville and at the time Gabbert was a high draft pick who hadn't yet proven to be a bad player. Garrard would have started over Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill last season if he didn't have a foot injury in preseason.
Oh well, we didn't trade a 1st round pick for Alex Smith so let's rebuild