With the new revelations that Jeff Garcia might threaten a holdout due to his unhappiness with his contract, I have two prevailing emotions: one find that little bastard and duel it out, or tell his tiny ass to sit out if he so pleases. We saw how well that worked out for Keenan McCardell.
Garcia signed a 2 year 7 million dollar contract before last freaking season for god sake, and he knew coming in that he would be the starter. He did not think that he was coming here to backup, so accepting below pay grade for a starting QB would have been foolish. He signed the deal, and had a solid season. Solid is the key word.
13 TD’s. Thats how many Garcia threw last season. 13. Does not sound like a lot huh? If he repeats that performance this season, or even ups it to say 18 TD’s, he will be earning about 300k a TD.
Do not get me wrong, I like Jeff Garcia. I think he is a very good QB at managing games. I do not think he was Pro Bowlish last year, but that is just my opinion. Secondly, I also think that players should get their money. Teams will cut them when they suck, so why not try and get your money while you can. BUT……….I love the Bucs more than Jeff Garcia, and I can see where the Bucs are coming from. It is not like this was the back end of a 6 year deal that Garcia signed before money started pouring into the league. He signed this contract last freaking summer.
“[The Bucs] have indicated to my agent that they’d be working something out or trying to work something out, but it’s at a snail’s pace it seems right now,” said Garcia. “I have one year left on my contract. At the rate it’s going who knows if it will actually happen before the season starts…There might come a time when I might have to stand up,” Garcia told reporters Tuesday. “I hate to do that, to jeopardize my teammates, because they’re out here, and I don’t want to let them down in any sort of way. But at some point, you just want to see the respect from up top be given.”
SHUT THE HELL UP AND GET ON THE FIELD AND WORK ON THROWING MORE THAN 1 TD PER GAME.
Oh yeah, just had to throw in a picture of the best thing that Garcia has ever brought to the table.