David Garrard‘s hold on the Dolphins’ starting quarterback job is in peril, but after having arthroscopic surgery on Saturday to clean up “loose things floating around” in his knee, the veteran passer sounded ready to get back to work. “Everything went great this morning. Be back before u know it!! Phins Up!!!” Garrard tweeted.
Doctors told Garrard he’ll be out two to four weeks, which means Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill will spend the rest of the preseason battling to be Miami’s No. 1 signal-caller. Whispers that Garrard has struggled to grasp the playbook don’t help.
A source close to the competition told Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post that quarterback coach Zac Taylor had “to call in the play two or three times (in practice), or have a teammate explain the play to (Garrard), before recalling the play and everyone’s responsibility.”