Oakland Raiders Should Have Kept Garcia Instead of Starting Russell

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Published: September 29, 2009

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... bugging me this week? How about the Oakland Raiders deciding to stick with Quarterback JaMarcus Russell instead of Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Jeff Garcia.

When Garcia signed with the Raiders in the offseason, it appeared he would compete with Russell for the starting job at quarterback, considering all the success he's seen throughout his 11-year career (he lead three different teams—49ers, Eagles, and Buccaneers—to the playoffs).

Instead, he was released prior to Week One, leaving Russell as the starter for the Raiders at quarterback.

In my opinion, Russell is one of the most overrated quarterbacks in the NFL and should not have been the starter over Garcia for the Raiders this season. Perhaps that is not going out on too much of a limb, but he is easily the worst starting quarterback in football, and is not worth the $68 million the team signed him for after holding out all of training camp during his rookie ...

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