Jeff Garcia: How to Become Unemployed in the NFL

Raider Card Addict@RaidercardadictSenior Writer ISeptember 6, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 03:  Quarterback Jeff Garcia #7 of the Oakland Raiders passes against the Seattle Seahawks on September 3, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Congratulations to Jeff Garcia. You may finally get your wish to start for an NFL team.

Unfortunately, because you wouldn't be quiet, it won't be with the Raiders.

As the news of the cuts that were made for the Raiders, this one stood out for a number of reasons. For one, Tom Cable was very determined that JaMarcus Russell would start for the Silver and Black. Garcia, in his own mind would be a better choice, if he was the coach.

Only problem is...Jeff isn't the coach.

For two, Tom Cable dropped the hint that both Charlie Frye and Bruce Gradkowski are behind Russell, showing support for the third year player.

Garcia was positive he was the better product, could produce faster and better.

Again, it wasn't his call, that choice was made by Tom Cable.

Lastly was the matter of how Jeff Garcia was in the preseason. He didn't want to go "through the motions," he didn't practice, citing an injury. By the time he got to the preseason games it was a couple spot appearances and then some time against Seattle.

If you were looking to catch onto a team, it would be assumed the player would show a lot more interest in the aspects of being part of the team.

For a 39-year-old player, he seemed to forget this lesson.

A lot of people felt this gave the Raiders a better shot with him coming off the bench. I wonder if those same people will now march in step to writing off this Raiders' season.

Lastly, will this be the last anyone sees of Garcia, or will he find another team to take him in? Getting a starting job in the NFL is difficult.

There's always the UFL.


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.