Oakland Signs Veteran QB Jeff Garcia to a One-Year Deal

The Raiders Monday signed a player slated to be a backup, but at the end of the day could easily be the starting QB by the time it’s all said and done. The team signed veteran QB Jeff Garcia to a one-year deal. Reports says he’s aboard to be JaMarcus Russell’s backup, but it would be a shock to see that change at some point in 09.

Garcia has been on four teams in five seasons, and for the most part has been a success. About the only stop he’s been bad is in Detroit, but who isn’t bad in Detroit. The 39-year-old is a four-time Pro Bowl QB, and reports say he signed a one-year deal.

Raiders senior executive John Herrera told The Associated Press that Garcia will join the club’s offseason workout program immediately. Last season with the Bucs he threw for 2,712 yards with a 90.2 passer rating with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.

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One Response to “Oakland Signs Veteran QB Jeff Garcia to a One-Year Deal”

  1. ivan says:

    Jeeze louise, how much freakin time does a team need to “build a superbowl dynasty”? It can not be argued that Garcia is much better and should start no doubt. As a raider fan, it’s been frustrating for a bit too long in the black hole. Jamarcus is good but he has a long way to go. Let him practice in detroit I say. We need an immediate winner. Jeff has a proven track record and will fit right in to win so stop “F”ing off already.