Minnesota Viking’s head coach Brad Childress chimed on the reports that the Vikings may be interested in bringing in Jeff Garcia in case Brett Favre decides to retire. According to KFAN in Minneapolis, Childress said that they “have no interest” in Garcia.
This does mean that they didn’t have interest in him at some point but that they are currently willing to move on without him. Maybe this is an indication that they feel Favre will return.
Jeff Garcia has already decided to join the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL but that hasn’t stopped NFL teams from inquiring about the veterans ability to perform. The Gilroy (Ca.) Dispatch is reporting that Garcia’s father has mentioned that the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints have both reached out to the QB in recent weeks.
“Minnesota had called him and said ‘if [Brett] Favre doesn’t play are you ready to go?,'” Bobby Garcia said. “But, you know what? Favre is going to play. I said, ‘(the Nighthawks) really want you and are willing to make you one of the marquee players in the league.'”
Given that Garcia is 40 years old, staying in playing shape seems like the best idea for him and his chances of returning to the NFL. The UFL should give him a perfect opportunity to showcase his ability and hopefully sign on with team mid-season.