Jeff Garcia Wanted Me To Tell You: “I Don’t Get No Respect!”


Published: March 10, 2009


... Steve Young in San Francisco.

Garcia almost did not even make the roster in the summer but was able to make the team. He received NFL action for the first time after Steve Young suffered what would be his final concussion, and Garcia proceeded to split time that season with Steve Stenstrom.

Young and Stenstrom retired after the season, and the career of Jeff Garcia began.

Garcia would make the Pro Bowl in his first three full seasons as a starter. In 2000 and 2001, Garcia would lead the league in touchdowns. In 2002, he led the 49ers to the second biggest comeback in playoff history against the New York Giants.

All of that was quickly forgotten, however.

In 2003, his numbers declined. Although still a solid 20 TDs, 13 INT, and a quarterback rating of 80.1, his favorite target T.O. called for Tim Rattay to start. All of a sudden, he is cut by the San Fransisco 49ers looking to create cap space.

His next two seasons were virtually washes, bat...

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