Instead, they got David Garrard. After missing the past two seasons because of injury, David Garrard wanted only to return to the N.F.L. Despite not throwing a pass in the NFL since 2010, Garrard said Tuesday he expects to be given a chance to win the Jets starting job. Garrard signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins last season and some considered him the leading candidate to win the starting job. David Garrard will pose the exact same competition as Mark Brunell did. Strained idioms aside, if Garrard, 35, can stay healthy, he at least has a chance. And the rest of us understand why the Jets are in the spot they’re in.