David Garrard: 6 NFL Teams That May Take a Look at Him
David Garrard's agent, Al Irby, stated that right after he and his client learned Garrard would no longer be the starter in Jacksonville, let along with the team, three teams were in contact with him about playing elsewhere.
The 10-year NFL veteran was a fourth-round selection of the Jaguars out of East Carolina in 2002 and has only know North Florida as his professional home.
For his career, Garrard is 46-44 and has thrown 89 touchdown passes, hitting on a high water mark of 23 last season.
There are a handful of teams that could use his services and while there some he could start for, there are others who could use him as a backup to younger talent.
Here is a look at six teams who should be in the running for his services now.
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This is the most obvious choice.
Chad Henne is the Dolphins' starter, which has some Miami fans upset. Even when he was in training camp, the Michigan product heard boos and calls for Kyle Orton, who was believed to coming to South Florida at some point.
Heck, even Brett Favre was even rumored to be coming to South Florida at one point.
Garrard gives the Dolphins a better playmaker with better mobility.
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Let's see, Rex Grossman or John Beck? Hmmm, let me think about this one.
Grossman is the starter and actually beat the Jaguars last season as the team made him look like an All-Pro with Garrard in the game.
Daniel Snyder would pull the trigger if he knew he would be getting the 18-touchdown, three-interception quarterback from 2007.
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Andy Dalton is slated to start, and there have been some reports that Carson Palmer may return.
Dalton needs time to develop (like Blaine Gabbert), and the idea of Palmer returning to Cincy are rumors until proven true.
Garrard would immediately be the best option on this team right now.
San Francisco 49ers
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Colin Kaepernick is the heir apparent, but until then, new head coach Jim Harbaugh will turn the keys to the offense over to Alex Smith.
OK, so you did not shake either when you heard that.
Maybe moving to the West Coast is a good thing for Garrard, who could use a change of scenery and hopefully a new lease on his football life.
This one is a little off, but maybe the Seahawks would take a flier on him.
Tavares Jackson was signed to run the offense, but he was not tremendously effective when given the chance in Minnesota.
Garrard could start for this team, but definitely would be a quality backup to the starter.
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This is not going to happen, but it is a team run by Al Davis, so anything is possible.