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NFL Roster Cuts: Why Dolphins Are Perfect for Former Jaguars QB David Garrard

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 27: David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Joey HnathCorrespondent ISeptember 6, 2011

In a turn of events, the Jacksonville Jaguars have cut former starting quarterback David Garrard, opting to go with Luke McCown instead to start the 2011 campaign.

Though Garrard is currently unemployed, he is sure to find work with one of the 32 NFL teams.

Most teams that are in need of a quarterback would be a bad fit for David Garrard.  Both the Bengals and Redskins don’t have great offenses, and Garrard would take a pounding for either team as they vie for the number-one pick and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.  However, there is one team that Garrard can turn into a contender.

The Miami Dolphins currently have Chad Henne slated to be their starting quarterback, much to the dismay of the Dolphins faithful.

After clamoring for their team to trade for Denver quarterback Kyle Orton, Dolphins fans might have gotten to Henne.  Only time will tell, though.

Regardless, it would be in Miami’s best interest to sign the former Jacksonville signal caller, putting him in a backup role to Henne as he learns the system.

After the first couple of weeks, Henne will most likely have faltered and the Dolphins will be in crisis mode.  This is where the signing of Garrard makes sense.

Garrard can come in in Week 4 and turn the Dolphins’ fate around.  They have a good team with play makers everywhere, including Brandon Marshall and Reggie Bush.

Garrard can manage the offense and give the offense a jolt that they will desperately need, and could have them contending for a playoff spot in the AFC.

David Garrard to the Miami Dolphins makes sense for all parties involved.

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