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Jeff Garcia takes the UFL route

The Omaha Nighthawks have had their eyes on a certain former Raiders quarterback.  As it turns out, they’re getting another former Raiders quarterback instead.

Spurned by JaMarcus Russell, the Nighthawks reportedly will be acquiring the services of Jeff Garcia.

News of Garcia’s decision to join the UFL comes from David White of the San Francisco Chronicle“I was hoping to get back into the NFL this year,” Garcia said.  “We had teams that expressed interest, but nobody wanted to fully
commit
.”
  (Or, for that matter, partially commit.)

Garcia signed last year with the Raiders, but the veteran eventually requested his release.  He later would explain that Russell resisted efforts to assist the first overall pick in the 2007 draft with his development.  After Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb suffered a broken rib in Week 1, Garcia spent a few weeks in Philly. 

Despite scattered rumors of a potential return to the Eagles, Garcia had no other serious sniffs during the balance of the 2009 season, or during the 2010 offseason.

It’s possible that a strong 2010 UFL performance by Garcia could prompt a team with needs at the position to give him a shot in December.

Reached for comment, Bengals receiver Terrell Owens said, “If it looks like a Nighthawk and quacks like a Nighthawk . . . .”

(OK, Owens didn’t really say that.  Thanks to the inclusion of that disclaimer, only 17 percent of you will believe that Owens said that.)

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29 Responses to “Jeff Garcia takes the UFL route”
  1. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Aug 11, 2010 6:25 PM

    Garcia should like it in Omaha i hear gays can marry there

  2. JasonW says: Aug 11, 2010 6:26 PM

    Jeff Garcia was a decent qb. Always wondered why he couldn’t keep a starting job somewhere. As a jets fan I would rather have him as a back up qb over brunell.

  3. cjeppesen says: Aug 11, 2010 6:37 PM

    When you look at teams like the Bills, Browns, and a lot of teams backups, Jeff Garcia seems like he should be able to keep a job in the NFL. He must have some other issues…

  4. cjeppesen says: Aug 11, 2010 6:38 PM

    Jeff Garcia went to the Packers for an injured Aaron Rogers and went to the Pro Bowl in my Madden game last year.

  5. Five Times the Royalty says: Aug 11, 2010 6:45 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I’d rather have him than Tarvaris Jackson if Favre indeed retires. Guy ran the (almost identical) Philly offense really well a couple years back.

  6. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Aug 11, 2010 7:04 PM

    The Bengals could use Garcia, but with Owens there already, it’s hard to see that happening.

  7. Cereal Blogger says: Aug 11, 2010 7:05 PM

    I think Garcia is a good qb, put in a good situation in his prime & he could have done more. I always liked his potential.

  8. football genius says: Aug 11, 2010 7:13 PM

    a veteran backup is a great thing to have; he will likely get picked up late this season if he plays well in Omaha.
    And if you think he is gay, google a picture of his wife; then think again. she is hot hot hot.

  9. Burning River says: Aug 11, 2010 7:13 PM

    Garcia couldn’t find a center in the NFL that wanted to “commit.”

  10. PFTjunkie says: Aug 11, 2010 7:19 PM

    WarrenMoonGOAT your an idiot. It’s illegal for Homos to get married in Omaha. I Guess you and the dude you heard this from will have to get hitched somewhere else.

  11. Fez says: Aug 11, 2010 7:25 PM

    UFL QBs aren’t bad: Garcia, Culpepper, McCown, Rattay, and Bollinger.

  12. ninjapleazee says: Aug 11, 2010 7:30 PM

    Garcia should keep his schedule open if Kolb chokes for the Iggles

  13. StonerLab says: Aug 11, 2010 7:48 PM

    WarrenMoonGOAT….
    By bringing up the whole “gay” thing makes me believe that you’re gayer than a Roman in his toga outfit.
    How stupid was your take? Better question would be how old are your 12?

  14. Raiderfankirk says: Aug 11, 2010 8:05 PM

    as a raiders fan I would rather have him than Campbell

  15. TheWizard says: Aug 11, 2010 8:11 PM

    Garcia should like it in Omaha i hear gays can marry there
    I’d bet my paycheck he would kick your ass into next week.
    Agree with Jason, I’m amazed he doesn’t have an NFL job.

  16. gaels1997 says: Aug 11, 2010 8:33 PM

    Have you seen his wife? Carmella DeCesare firmer Playmate of the year….DAMN

  17. jimmy_b says: Aug 11, 2010 8:46 PM

    Why don’t the Bengals sign Garcia?
    The Bengals backup QBs, JT O’Sullivan and Jordan Palmer, suck.

  18. Bradenton Buc says: Aug 11, 2010 9:03 PM

    Good QB and a really good person. We enjoyed his and his wife’s stay in Tampa Bay. He will be a good addition to Omaha, both team and city.

  19. dafish says: Aug 11, 2010 9:07 PM

    in 2 years he can mentor Tim Tebow.

  20. rbais2 says: Aug 11, 2010 9:21 PM

    So T.O. was right, Jeff Garcia really does suck!

  21. Bwa Ha Ha says: Aug 11, 2010 9:21 PM

    I think the reason Garcia could never stick is a a locker room problem. I think he too actively lobbied and undermined the starter when he was the #2 guy. That won’t wash unless you are the best guy, and he is not that at this point of his career. He has not been a true #1 in a long time.

  22. Bwa Ha Ha says: Aug 11, 2010 9:23 PM

    I think the reason Garcia could never stick is a a locker room problem. I think he too actively lobbied and undermined the starter when he was the #2 guy. That won’t wash unless you are the best guy, and he is not that at this point of his career. He has not been a true #1 in a long time.

  23. Bwa Ha Ha says: Aug 11, 2010 9:23 PM

    I think the reason Garcia could never stick is a a locker room problem. I think he too actively lobbied and undermined the starter when he was the #2 guy. That won’t wash unless you are the best guy, and he is not that at this point of his career. He has not been a true #1 in a long time.

  24. joelvis72 says: Aug 11, 2010 9:33 PM

    Of course gay guys never marry hot chicks in order to fool people…
    That being said, I like Garcia, don’t care if he’s gay or not.

  25. JimmySmith says: Aug 11, 2010 9:52 PM

    If he were truly gay, he would have signed with the Vikings by now. He already meets their other requirement, he sucks!

  26. Belichick for President says: Aug 11, 2010 10:32 PM

    Hope Jeff likes places devoid of culture, color, or landscape. Nebraska is a hole in the ground. And I don’t think his beard, Carmella, is going to be happy there either.

  27. cover2blitz0 says: Aug 11, 2010 11:51 PM

    that sucks garcia is better than playing in the ufl but at least it shows he really has a passion to still play the game

  28. mama tried says: Aug 12, 2010 9:59 AM

    WarrenMoonGOAT you are a complete idiot!!!!! Ever seen Garcia’s wife?!?!? I bet she’s 50 times hotter than your 19 year old GF!!
    Look her up shit for brains…….
    Carmella Decesare
    Go ahead and do a google image search….. hot hot hot hot hot hot!!

  29. PFTjunkie says: Aug 12, 2010 1:19 PM

    BelichickforPresident your a prejudice moron…you have obviously never been to Omaha or left your mothers basement for that matter. Perhaps if you get your raise at Burger King you can visit Omaha sometime.

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