FLORHAM PARK, NJ – In a surprising QB twist, JetsInsider.com has learned that veteran QB David Garrard, who the Jets picked up this off-season to compete for the starting job is leaving the team.

WE HARDLY KNEW YE! QB David Garrard apparently calls it quits due to a bum knee.

According to SNY’s Adam Schein, Garrard texted him this afternoon saying his surgically repaired knee was not holding up and he will be leaving the team.

Garrard, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2010 tried a comeback last season with the Miami Dolphins but that ended in camp when he injured his knee and needed arthroscopic surgery. Garrard has also had back surgery to repair herniated discs.

This development likely ends Garrard’s career.

The loss of Garrard leaves 4 QB’s on the Jets roster, Mark Sanchez, Gregg McElroy, Matt Simms and Geno Smith. Look for the team to sign another veteran before the season starts.

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