Jeff Garcia is the leader in the clubhouse for the starting QB position in TampaPosted: June 9, 2007
Gruden’s endorsement of Garcia came during the “Chalk Talk with the Bucs” breakfast at the Belleview Biltmore Resort in Clearwater – an annual event with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event was sponsored by BB&T, the official bank of the Buccaneers.
“There’s not a lot of controversy in my eyes right now,” Gruden said. “If you want to catch up to Jeff Garcia, our young quarterbacks have some work to do. Garcia has done a great job from day one since he’s been here. He understands the position. He’s moved offenses wherever he’s been, and right now Jeff Garcia has a big lead – to me – on the quarterback position. He brings a lot of juice and enthusiasm to our offensive team.
“Jeff Garcia is clearly the leader in the clubhouse right now, and we’re excited about that.”