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.