Quarterback David Garrard’s NFL career appeared to be going south after being released by Jacksonville before the 2011 regular season and undergoing back surgery while missing the entire season.
As it turns out, Garrard’s career did head south — to the Dolphins, who signed him to a one-year deal Monday night. Garrard, who started in Jacksonville for four seasons, will go into training camp with a chance to beat out Matt Moore to be the Dolphins’ No. 1 quarterback.
"At least he’s in a position to compete for a starting job," said Al Irby, Garrard’s agent. "I think Miami got themselves a great quarterback."
The Dolphins' QB situation is shaky after the franchise failed to sign Peyton Manning, Matt Flynn and (probably) Alex Smith. It appears that the team will go into 2012 with Matt Moore (2497 yards & 16 TDs in 13 games), Garrard and possibly a rookie signal caller. Whoever wins the job won't have the luxury of throwing to Brandon Marshall, who was traded to the Bears after he allegedly punched a woman outside a NYC nightclub.