Make that a four-way race for the New York Jets' starting quarterback job.

Veteran David Garrard, who signed with the team in April before the selection of Geno Smith, has told teammates he's done, according to a person informed of the conversations between Garrard and the players. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the conversations were to remain private.

Garrard declined comment to, which first reported the story, but told SiriusXM host Adam Schein via text, "Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do."

Garrard's time with the Miami Dolphins ended last year before he could play a game because of lingering knee issues.

A Jets spokesman told USA TODAY Sports that Garrard is still on the roster and hasn't been released, so this is clearly a decision being made by Garrard. Earlier this month, following a workout at the Jets' facility, the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins quarterback didn't drop any hints he was having issues with his knee or thinking of retiring.