Fallout from Garrard's departure
It's quite possible that after "bouncing some passes" Garrard used to make with ease, the 35-year-old quarterback saw the writing on the wall and decided to step away before things declined any further.
Garrard always was a long shot to start, but he was given some consideration because, unlike incumbent starter Mark Sanchez, Garrard has proven he can hang onto the ball.
With the bulky knee preventing Garrard from driving the ball deep, the former starter knew it was time to hang up the cleats. Sunday's report just means everyone else saw that it was time, too.