The New York Jets have brought back veteran quarterback David Garrard, who signed with the team in March before deciding to leave in May to rehab a knee injury. According to NewYorkJets.com, the team has put him on the exempt list and has two games to decide whether to activate the 35-year-old.
If activated, Garrard will provide more depth to a shaky line of quarterbacks that includes rookie starter Geno Smith, Matt Simms and former first rounder Brady Quinn. Garrard was a fourth-round selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2002 and is a career 61.6 percent passer with 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions.
The 2009 Pro Bowler said his knee feels great and that he is coming back to the team for a chance to play because he doesn't want any regrets:
“I was able to take the whole summer off and let my body heal. I started training a couple of months ago and my knee feels great. I’m sitting at home, watching games thinking, ‘Why am I at home? Why am I doing this to myself?' I didn’t want to have any regrets one day.”