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08:01 AM ET 03.15 | Options to back up Mark Sanchez continue to dwindle. The Jets want a viable No. 2, but all they've done so far is set up a meeting with Drew Stanton (Lions), who has only 187 pass attempts on his NFL resume. ... Who else is out there? Here's an interesting name -- David Garrard, the former longtime starter of the Jaguars. Garrard, 34, missed last season after being unexpectedly cut and undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc, but he's said to be recovering nicely and hopes to start scheduling workouts with teams by the end of the week, according to a source. Garrard, born in East Orange, N.J., would consider the Jets if they're interested, the source said. Otherwise, it's slim pickings.

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March 15, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Even with David Garrard, it's still slim pickings.

On the other hand, it's hard to find a backup that wouldn't threaten Sanchez's starting job too much. This might be the guy.

March 15, 2012  08:12 AM ET

And I would consider going to Barnum & Bailey when they come to town.

March 15, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Why? Are the Jets short on bad quarterbacks?

March 15, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Is he really only 34?

March 15, 2012  08:28 AM ET

The Jets were crushed when Chad Henne signed with Jacksonville, I guess.

March 15, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why? Are the Jets short on bad quarterbacks?

Good one.

March 15, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Garrard is a solid backup. He was good enough backing up Leftwich to get Leftwich run out of town.

March 15, 2012  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Garrard is a solid backup. He was good enough backing up Leftwich to get Leftwich run out of town.

Hey that's not fair! Leftwich can hold a clipboard with either hand when he plays 2 downs and breaks something.


<almost forgot> THE JETS SUCK!!!

March 15, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Is he really only 34?

Yes, but those are Dog Years. He has the body of an eighty year old.

March 15, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Garrard was doing well with Jacksonville until he got diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I can see how that might mess with your game a bit. But he's still a capable backup.

March 15, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Garrard was doing well with Jacksonville until he got diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I can see how that might mess with your game a bit. But he's still a capable backup.

If healthy he would seem to be perfect for the role.

March 15, 2012  09:36 AM ET

They need someone who Holmes will agree to huddle up with. That is the deciding factor.

March 15, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yes, but those are Dog Years. He has the body of an eighty year old.

Eeewww. Where does he keep it? Doesn't it smell?

There once was a fellow named Dave
Who kept a dead **** in a cave
He said, "I'll admit,
I'm a bit of a ****,
But think of the money I save."

March 15, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Jets were crushed when Chad Henne signed with Jacksonville, I guess.

Oh no, they have the QB of the present and future in Sanchez. They've put all their soon to be broken eggs into one basket case.

March 15, 2012  09:57 AM ET

I hear Rex has a meeting with Brett Favre next week.

March 15, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I hear Rex has a meeting with Brett Favre next week.

BF is waiting for Goodell's decision on the Saints' bounty thing. He's hoping that Roger will take away the Saints' NFC Championship and have the 2009 Vikes and Colts replay the Superbowl.

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March 15, 2012  01:04 PM ET

Unexpectedly cut? I guess they didn't see how bad he was in the pre season last year. Plus the back injury didn't help his cause. He's a good serviceable QB. He hands off the ball pretty well, ask MJD.

March 15, 2012  02:27 PM ET

Wait...there is hope....the Texans have cut Leinart.......the two USC Divas could be reunited.

 
March 15, 2012  03:41 PM ET
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Wait...there is hope....the Texans have cut Leinart.......the two USC Divas could be reunited.

The Texans have come up with a way to improve their quarterback situation without signing anyone at all.

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