According to Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is still looking for a quarterbacks coach, and one of the people he recently interviewed was Jeff Garcia.
#Browns HC Hue Jackson still looking for a QB coach. Jeff Garcia recently interviewed. Was w Rams in 2015.— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) February 1, 2017
In a chapter of his career that still makes me go, "did that really happen?", Garcia was the Browns' starting quarterback to begin the 2004 season. He played in the league seemingly forever, but has not been a player since 2011. He has looked to get into coaching, and was most recently an offensive assistant with the Rams in 2015.
The unusual part about all of this is that a week and a half ago, it was reported that Jackson was transitioning Greg Seamon, last year’s tight ends coach, to be the team’s new quarterbacks coach. Perhaps Jackson is looking for an assistant quarterbacks coach, because recently, Garcia talked on the radio about his limited coaching experience:
Garcia joined 95.7 The Game on Monday and reaffirmed his interest in coaching. “I'm not going to sit here and deny the fact that I'd love to coach in the National Football League once again," Garcia said. "I had an opportunity to do that with the Rams two seasons ago. I was an assistant receiver coach now, so I was just kind of getting my foot in the door. I didn't have a chance to really work with the quarterbacks. I didn't have a chance to work with the quarterbacks at all. So that was probably the discouraging or frustrating aspect of being involved in the sport – not being able to help the position that you know best.”
“But really looking at it and seeing if I can get myself in there, get myself back into a position to be beneficial to that quarterback position, that would be an ideal situation for me. Whether that happens or not, it's really difficult to say.”
Garcia also tried to throw his name in the hat for being an assistant with the 49ers once Kyle Shanahan officially comes on board.