Jeff Garcia Looks Sure to End Up With Raiders

Jeff Garcia, a man coveted by many a Vikings fan as a more dynamic alternative to the Tarvaris Jackson/Sage Rosenfels QB duo, appears close to signing a contract to become the back-up quarterback for the Oakland Raiders.  “They’ve got their quarterback [in JaMarcus Russell], but [Garcia will] bring something to that team in terms of attitude, working, being on top of things,” an insider raved to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.  He’ll also bring a 39-year-old body, an arm that most believe is edging into noodle territory and a tendency to wear out his welcome.

I personally was never hugely sold on Garcia for the Vikes except as a last-ditch option.  At this point, I’d rather take my chances with a younger guy like Sage, who has a chance to catch on and be your starter for two or three years.  We’ve had enough old guys at the end of their run.  Of course, I’ll probably have to eat those words if Garcia ends up the starter in Oakland and starts winning a bunch of games for them.  But I’m not too worried.

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  • Mike

    The Vikings need to win the super bowl while they have a chance right now (if they had a good QB to take the pressure off AP).  The Vikings and their fans are engaging in wishful thinking if they rely totally on the unproven, undynamic QB duo of Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels.  The 4th QB Chilly talks about should be a proven vet that they could count on for this year at least in case T-Joke and “young Gus” continue to unimpress.  With Garcia all but gone, Favre is the best hope.

  • Mike

    PFW says many believe the Vikings are a quarterback short of being a legitimate Super Bowl contender — everyone, apparently, except the Vikings.  Team sources told PFW they like the Sage Rosenfels-Tarvaris Jackson combination and are prepared to head into training camp with those two (bums)competing for the starting job.   The Vikings are justifying not pursuing because they have had enough of me-first QBs like Culpepper and George.  We need to find a Chilly-first QB.

  • papaspud

    C’mon….with Tage Jackenfels running the KAO nothing can stop us…..LOL. As I have said here we go with another mediocre season. Maybe we can back our way into the playoffs again, so we can get pounded in the first round. Look at it this way…at least we get rid of clueless after this year…well probably anyway.