Jeff Garcia is not beating around the bush, he’s making sure that not only the Philadelphia Eagles know that he wants to come back to the Birds, he wants to let the fan base know that he wants back in.
He made it a point to make sure everybody knew that he was willing to be a mentor to the Birds new starting young quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Garcia sent an email to the Associated Press which included the following comment:
‚ÄúI would welcome the opportunity to return to Philly and be a part of the Eagles‚Äô organization and to be in front of those great fans again,‚Äù Garcia wrote. ‚ÄúI know that I would be a great addition/mentor for Kevin as well as many of the other young guys on the team. Time will tell.‚Äù
I remember when he signed with Tampa Bay after the year in Philly and immediately went to Florida and started raving about how they were the best fans in the league.
I understand, the man is unemployed and has to say what the man has to say.
The big question facing the Eagles is are the willing to have both Michael Vick and Garcia on the roster at the same time.
I don’t think the Birds want two veterans backing up Kolb.¬† I think they want a veteran and a young developing quarterback in back of Kolb.
They have spent a good deal of time this off season, looking at college quarterbacks.¬† I expect them to draft one late in the draft.
The bottomline is that the Birds will only sign Garcia if they get rid of Vick, so stay tuned.