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UPDATE: It looks like we can add one more player to the list of potential training-camp QBs who could give Mark Sanchez some competition. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that David Garrard worked out with the Jets on Thursday. Garrard hasn't played an NFL game since 2010, primarily due to injuries, but he could give Sanchez a nudge if healthy and they sign him.
The New York Jets reportedly intend to bring five quarterbacks into camp this summer, which means they plan to add two more to the group of Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said on "NFL32" Wednesday that they may well take a close look at adding free agent Brady Quinn to fill one of those open spots.
Part of the reason why pairing Quinn and the Jets would make sense is that he is tight with new Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee. ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini breaks it down:
Rich CiminiJets hot for Brady Quinn?
"Quinn and new QBs coach David Lee have a strong relationship. Lee never formally coached Quinn, but he has tutored him in recent years. During the 2011 lockout, Quinn attended Peyton and Eli Manning's quarterback camp and worked under Lee, the Ole Miss offensive coordinator at the time. 'I'm going to tell you this right now: Brady Quinn has a stronger arm than both the Manning brothers,' Lee told the Denver Post in 2011. 'No question. I worked them all out.' Quinn, a former first-round pick, has told friends he believes Lee is the best teacher he's ever been around. Word has it that Lee, during his job interview last year with the Jets, spoke highly of Quinn. Lee went to the Bills, but his recommendation may have stuck. When the Jets were looking for a backup last March, they arranged a visit for Quinn. As it turned out, Quinn never made it to Florham Park because the Jets ended up signing Drew Stanton, who was traded a week later when Tim Tebow arrived."