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David Garrard: N.Y. Jets asked about returning in 2014

We know one veteran quarterback who the New York Jets want back for 2014: David Garrard.

The signal caller told the New York Post's Bart Hubbuch that the Jetsapproached him two weeks ago about returning next season.

Garrard signed with the Jets as a free agent in March, but he left the team two months later because of recurring knee issues. The team brought him back in October after he started feeling healthy.

Presumably, the Jets like the mentoring job Garrard is doing with rookie quarterback Geno Smith.

The 35-year-old said he was undecided about returning to New York. Garrard told Hubbuch that he appreciates the Jets bringing him back this season, but he wants to play and understands that it's "Geno's team."

The 10-year NFL vet said he's healthier now than he's been over the past several seasons and wants a shot to play regularly. We have a hard time believing a team would give the aging veteran a chance to run a team again, healthy or not. However, he could be a great mentor for a young quarterback like Smith. Many hand-holding veteran quarterbacks have picked up a nice paycheck for several years after the NFL threw them to the sidelines.

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