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Jeff Garcia Says He Can Start for Oakland Raiders Right Now

If retired NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia seriously wants to put on a uniform again, the Oakland Raiders would be his target.

When asked by Rich Eisen if he can still play today, Garcia replied, “I’ll go to the Oakland Raiders right now and start for them.”

Garcia has been out of football since 2011, when he signed with the Houston Texans in a backup role. His last action on the field came in 2007, when he led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the playoffs.

He is most well-known in the Bay Area for his time with the 49ers, taking over the reigns from Steve Young in 2000. Garcia was named to the Pro Bowl for three straight seasons (2000-2002), but didn’t come close to accomplishing what his predecessor did, never leading the 49ers to a Super Bowl.

Garcia has been appearing in the news lately because he has been helping JaMarcus Russell with his comeback attempt. Russell, the biggest draft bust in history, has lost a considerable amount of weight and appears to be serious about making it to the pros again.

Ironically, Garcia did try to become a starter for the Raiders in 2009, but instead was cut before the season.

The starter that year for the Silver and Black?

JaMarcus Russell.

Man, can you just feel the karma in the air?


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