Garcia's agent: Good times led to quarterback's return

Jeff Garcia played eight games for the Eagles in 2006. (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)

Jeff Garcia's return to the Eagles could be short, but the agent for the veteran quarterback said his client's first stint in Philadelphia was so sweet that he couldn't refuse the opportunity to return.

"Jeff understands it could be a short-term situation, but the experience with Philadelphia was so positive before that the chance to comeback is very exciting to him," Steve Baker said from his Northern California office.

Garcia signed a one-year deal with the Eagles this afternoon and will likely serve as a backup to Kevin Kolb when the Eagles play the New Orleans Saints Sunday.


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During his only season with the Eagles in 2006, Garcia filled in for an injured Donovan McNabb and led the Eagles to a 5-1 record and an NFC East title in the team's final six regular-season games. He also quarterbacked the Eagles to a playoff win over the New York Giants before losing to the Saints in New Orleans the following week.

Garcia, 39, was released by the Oakland Raiders near the end of training camp after spending two seasons with Tampa Bay.

His time with the Eagles could be as short as one week given that Michael Vick will be eligible to play in Week 3 and the Eagles have a bye in Week 4.