The Jets have signed former Jaguars QB, David Garrard, who almost played in Miami last year. This all comes in with the intended “quarterback competition.” This, however, is not a competition. It is a crapshoot. As it was said in Argo, “This is the best worst idea we’ve got.”
Garrard is an old, out of touch quarterback who hasn’t played an actual game since being benched by Jacksonville in 2011. And let’s not forget to whom he was benched for: Blaine Gabbert, that guy who got benched by Chad Henne. David Garrard will pose the exact same competition as Mark Brunell did. He’s an old fading talent, if he ever was a talent.
We all know Mark Sanchez, so I will spare you the hate and move on to Greg McElroy, my golden boy. McElroy has basically no NFL experience, unless you count his one preseason game, and sack city at the end of the year. I’ll tell you this, in his 4 years in Alabama, he had a 39 to 10 touchdown to interception rate. In his senior year, it was 20-5. That is something we need in a quarterback – someone who throws to the right team. And don’t forget that he was the only Jets quarterback to score a touchdown in the preseason.
Then there is Timmy T. Look, I am not naïve, and I know that Tim Tebow is not going to be a New York Jet next year, but I have the utmost respect for him, and believe he has a better reputation as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Everyone talks about how well the Broncos did with Peyton Manning this year, and how they vastly improved from the season before. But in the end, Manning only got the Broncos to the same place Tebow did, after throwing an interception and throwing away the game. Tebow is an undervalued and underestimated winner.
Finally, there is Matt Simms. All anyone knows about Matt Simms is who is father is, Phil Simms. In his junior year at Tennessee, he scored 8 touchdowns and threw 5 balls to the wrong team. In his senior year, he had 3 interceptions and not one touchdown.
So, how does this depth chart of stellar quarterbacks look? Not the competition you thought, eh? This is what the Jets need to do. Sign Brady Quinn.
Then, trade Darelle Revis for a first round pick. With this, you can draft a good offensive lineman, plus, you could draft Geno Smith. I think he is a solid quarterback who doesn’t throw interceptions. I mean, 42 touchdowns to 6 interceptions? And 98 career touchdowns to 21 interceptions? Come on, you’ve got to be kidding me.