In a rather strange turn of events, PFT reports that none other than Jeff Garcia was tapped to be the fallback for Vikings QB Brett Favre should the future Hall of Fame QB retire.
Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia has decided to join the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks. But before making the decision to join the UFL, Garcia received a phone call from an NFL team.
“Minnesota had called him and said ‘if [Brett] Favre doesn’t play are you ready to go?,'” Garcia’s father, Bobby, told the Gilroy (Cal.) Dispatch (via JoeBucsFan.com). “But, you know what? Favre is going to play.
“I said, ‘[the Nighthawks] really want you and are willing to make you one of the marquee players in the league.'”
Even though Jeff Garcia has yet to sign with the Nighthawks, he said the fully intends to join the team.
No offense to the UFL, but if I am Garcia, I would wait to see just in case Favre decides to stay away, and if Garcia has any gas left in the tank he could find some playing time with a team that will challenge for the NFC North title this year, and who knows from there.