With McNabb Hurt, Eagles Agree To Terms With QB Garcia For Insurance

Dan ParzychSenior Writer ISeptember 14, 2009

New Orleans Saints  linebacker Scott Shanle chases   Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jeff Garcia   during  an NFL NFC divisional playoff game Jan. 13, 2007 in the Superdome in New Orleans.  The Saints won 27 - 24.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

After a 38-10 blowout against the Carolina Panthers, the Philadelphia Eagles lost their starting quarterback when Donovan McNabb went down with a fractured rib. Now, they are bringing a familiar face back who once led the team to a magical run in 2006 when McNabb went down with an ACL injury.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Eagles have agreed to terms with Garcia, who was recently released from the Oakland Raiders.

When McNabb suffered an ACL injury back in 2006, head coach Andy Reid took heat from the fans of Philadelphia for starting Garcia over A.J. Feeley, who helped the Eagles reach the playoffs in 2002.

It should be interesting to see what happens with the Eagles now that they have Garcia on the roster. It’s even more interesting Garcia would agree to terms with the organization after they failed to offer him a deal after his magical season in 2006,  the year he led the team to five-straight wins and a NFC East title.

As of now, this move appears to be nothing more than an insurance factor for the Eagles. Joe Banner and company obviously want to take caution in case McNabb’s injury is worst than expected.

One thing is certain; it appears the organization may not feel as comfortable with quarterback Kevin Kolb. Over the last two seasons, Kolb has recorded six turnovers in the 18 series he has played in.

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