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A Case Against The Bears Pursuing Jeff Garcia

Usually in the case of free agency rumors, the connections are made based on position or relation to a coach, as we have seen with all the Rod Marinelli connections that have been made. Rarely does anybody think about it and give a reason one way or another. They just leave it for us, the fans, to make those.

Vaughn McClure actually takes a shot at why Jeff Garcia would be a bad pickup for the Bears.

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
2008 - Jeff Garcia 12 90.2 244 376 64.9 2712 226.0 7.2 12 6 35 148 12.3 4.2 1 23 100

The Bears going for Jeff Garcia does not make sense to me. Yes, they need another quarterback, but they need someone who can deal with the elements of Solder Field. Garcia rarely throws the ball outside the numbers, and it takes a big arm to make all the throws in Chicago. Garcia needs to go to the right spot. If not, much like what happened to him in Cleveland and Detroit, he will fail. Garcia needs to be with a team that knows him and can deal with his constant moving around the pocket. With his movement and his inability to stay on a wideout and getting off the receiver too quickly, he can drive a coach crazy. I don’t think there are going to be many starting positions available to Garcia. With all these players being released recently, there will be an opportunity for teams to improve if they can bring in the right player. You have to have a specific role for each player and make sure he can handle the role. In Garcia’s case, he does not fit the scheme of the Bears and would not be the right fit.