David Garrard in 2011. (David Duprey David Garrard in 2011. (David Duprey

With the New York Jets expected to release Tim Tebow in the next few weeks, the team worked out veteran free agent David Garrard on Thursday as a possible backup for Mark Sanchez, the New York Daily News reported.

Garrard, 35, spent nine seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars but has not played in the NFL since the 2010 season. He has passed for 16,003 yards, completing 61.6 percent of his attempts for 89 touchdowns.

ESPN reports that the Jets also are interested in free agent QB Brady Quinn.

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