The New York Jets have activated quarterback David Garrard from the exempt list to the 53-man roster. In order to make room for Garrard, they released quarterback Brady Quinn. The Jets signed Garrard two weeks ago and his roster-exemption was set to expire.
He’ll most likely end up as the No. 2 quarterback on the Jets depth chart, behind Geno Smith and ahead of Matt Simms. Garrard retired in May but has returned.
For now this move doesn’t really have any kind of impact on the Jets and their season as long as Geno Smith stays healthy. He is unlikely to see the field otherwise.
It is interesting to see Brady Quinn hit the market though. There are a number of teams looking at quarterbacks following injuries this week. The Philadelphia Eagles lost Michael Vick a couple weeks ago, Nick Foles got a concussion on Sunday and Matt Barkley threw three interceptions filling in.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler went down with an injury and Josh McCown filling in. St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford also went down for the season with an ACL injury, leaving Kellen Clemens under center. Neither team has a back up option currently on their roster.
Jets have released Brady Quinn and activated David Garrard to 53-man roster
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 21, 2013