Jeff Garcia has had some memorable moments in his NFL career, mostly for his times as a starter in San Francisco and his amazing comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006 as a back-up. He also started for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008.

Since then, Garcia has had a tough time trying to hold a job as a quarterback in the NFL. He was brought in to be a backup with the Oakland Raiders, maybe even start, but was then all of a sudden cut.

He was then brought on to back-up Matt Schaub in Houston, only to be gone there with T.J. Yates filling in. At 42 years old, it's hard to see if anyone will bring him aboard.

However, he still has the skillset and can still be a solid backup quarterback for any team out there. Garcia recently said that if the Eagles gave him a call, he'd go there in a heartbeat.

“I’m picking up the phone and saying ‘Andy, how much do you want me to pay you so I can come in and get things fired up around there. I’d pay to play, that’s just me. I can be that person who can continue to motivate and inspire and help teach and educate. And if given the opportunity to step on the field, I’m going to give everything I have to find success, no matter how it happens.”

It'd be a good idea if the Eagles can bring him on. What if Michael Vick gets injured again like last year? Mike Kafka surely isn't all that trustworthy filling in for Vick. Besides, Garcia can mentor Kafka as well.

Any team could use Garcia as a valuable backup, basically.

However, if things don't pan out, Garcia could consider coaching in the NFL if he really just wants to teach. He can still be attached to the game with that. He can also join the USFL and play there since they just started up. Besides, Garcia is also one of their advisers.

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