Recommendation: With Garrard no longer in the mix, the Jets' QB competition is essentially a two-man battle between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith. Look for Greg McElroy and Matt Simms to compete for the No. 3 QB slot, with Garrard's retirement presumably paving the way for the much-maligned Sanchez (who had been a candidate to be released or dealt) to remain on the team's roster.
Advice: The former Jacksonville Jaguars star was cut by the Miami Dolphins last summer after he needed arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left knee. Garrard was expected to be in the mix for the Jets' starting job, along with Sanchez and second-round pick Geno Smith.