"I felt like I was my old self again. They loved what they saw. I just know when I am healthy and I'm out there doing what I can do, I know it's going to be good football. They loved what they saw. They have a lot of issues with the cap so they couldn't really do anything at the time, that's kind of unfortunate too. I don't want to still be sitting out here without a job.

"They definitely ran me and ran me a lot I had to run 170 yards straight and then come back and make four throws into trash cans. I didn't make it into the trash cans -- I hit a few of the trash cans though -- but they had me gassed, they had me winded. My knee was fine. I did go see their team doctor....got an MRI (exam), got X-rays, got all that stuff, the doctor said everything looked good."

Garrard said the Jets would be the ideal situation for him, and that he met with head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg during his visit. He said he would love the opportunity to play for Ryan.

"I did have an opportunity to meet Rex Ryan. I thought once I sat down and talked to him, I thought he was a great guy. Great coach, I can see why players love to play for him and they play hard for him. You love the way that he shoots it to you, you don't want to be smoothed over and told exactly what you want to hear. He just seems like a guy that wants to get the most out of his guys," Garrard said.

He said being at home the past two years has made him realize he can still play and that he was better than some quarterbacks, although he refused to name names.

"I've been watching for the last few years unfortunately and I've been watching some not-so-good quarterbacks play out there and I know that I can still play and can play at a high level. I am tired of sitting and watching it on my couch. I want to get back on the field and show myself that I can stay healthy and help a ballclub, really," Garrard said.

Garrard met Sanchez last week and talked to him. He only had good things to say about the man who could be his competition soon.

"I definitely think it is one of those ideal situations. I'm not taking anything away from Mark. Mark's a great guy, I got to meet him actually while I was up there for my workout," Garrard said.

He has been contacted by other teams but the Jets remain his No. 1 choice, and he refused to say who else was interested. No other team has offered him a tryout.