Peter King of SI.com came away very impressed with Miami Dolphins quarterback David Garrard when he was down in South Beach checking in on one of their practices.
“Upstairs in the press area watching practice, traveling partner Neil Hornsby made a list of the top quarterback performances we’d seen on our (so far) eight-camp trip,” wrote King. ”Drew Brees and Philip Rivers were at the top of his list; I agreed. After that, he had Carson Palmer, and then Peyton Manning. But the more I thought of it, the more I thought Garrard should be no lower than four — ahead of Manning. He was terrific consistently through practice, hitting a bomb to promising free agent Roberto Wallace down the right side, throwing well on the run across his body, and, in general, looking extremely comfortable in a West Coast offense, which is new for him. ‘This guy’s got something to him,’ said Philbin. ‘I like what I’ve seen.’ I’m told he’s looked the best overall in Miami’s camp work.”
Garrard is a big reason why I believe the Dolphins will finish second in the AFC East and have a shot at the playoffs.