On a conference call to officially introduce him as an Eagle, Jeff Garcia detailed the series of events that led to his return to Philly. He was on his way to do some on air work for NFL Network when his agent called...
"He mentioned that the Eagles were interested in signing me to come back and I had the driver turn around and take me back home," said Garcia, "I know that this is a different situation, the circumstances are different, the situation is different, but for my family and myself, it is definitely an exciting time, an exciting opportunity. I've already exchanged messages with Donovan.I am excited about coming back to the Eagles, but I am not excited that it comes at the expense of his injury.
Garcia also said that he enjoyed his first stint with the Eagles.
"Just to be able to come back to an organization that I have such memories with and have had a great experience with in the past, and to be a part of a team that seems to have the direction that everybody would want to be a part of, whether it's for a week or two weeks or an entire season, I'm excited about the opportunity."
He made it clear that he was here to backup Kevin Kolb
"I'm OK with whatever helps the team win," he said. "That's really the main thing here. Kevin is a guy who has been with the team now into his third year. He has been able to develop and learn the system. This is a great opportunity for him to step on to the field and get the opportunity to get some snaps and get an entire week of practice with the first team, which is always important.