After many months of pushing for opportunities, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia finally has been hired by an NFL team. Rams beat writer Jim Thomas is reporting Garcia has been hired as an offensive assistant. Garcia interviewed for the Rams vacant QB coach position, but Chris Weinke was hired for that position. There is no specific word on what Garcia will be doing, although I'd imagine it will be connected to the quarterbacks.
Garcia has been quite vocal in his desire to work around the league, particularly with some of his comments about Colin Kaepernick. In early January he suggested that Kurt Warner was a poor choice to work with Kap this offseason. He deleted the tweet, and later tried to walk back his comments, talking more about the positive qualities Warner could bring to the table.
Garcia did a lot with less natural talent than a lot of NFL quarterbacks, and we saw him help do some great things with the 49ers. While his complaining and pushing has been a little bit annoying the last few months, I am still glad he is getting an opportunity to coach in the NFL. He is passionate about football, and that's really all you can ask.
Garcia might work in various aspects of the offense, but at the very least I would assume he will get to work with Nick Foles, Austin Davis, Sean Mannion and Case Keenum. The Rams have a new offensive coordinator in place, so they could very well make some significant changes. This could be a good time for Garcia to be getting involved with their coaching staff. And we'll get to see him wandering Levi's Stadium later this season, so that's something.