Now that running back Earnest Graham has his new deal, the Tampa Tribune is throwing out the question of what will happen next with QB Jeff Garcia. The veteran wants an extension that will bring his total payout in line with that of other starting quarterbacks around the league. The Bucs may have some issues with that due to his age and injury history, they may not want to give him a long extension.
What to do?
Garcia has talked about a holdout, or maybe even walking away from the game all together if he does not get a new deal. Can’t see that happening, as his play last season showed that he’s got game left, and even if he does not get an extension, the bet here is that Garcia shows up to camp.
He can sit and brood and talk to the media all he wants about deserving more money, but the bottom line is he did sign a deal when he came to the club, and now he’s going to have to deal with it. Look for the Bucs to talk to Garcia about money and what they can do to make him happy, but if his demands are out of sight, they sit on it and make him play for the money he’s due to make this season, which is not enough in Garcia’s mind.