This is a pretty interesting story... PFT has confirmed that the reason the talks between Jeff Garcia and the Raiders broke down is because Garcia demanded assurances that the Raiders would not draft a QB with their #1 pick.
It's also our understanding that the money in Oakland was equal to the money that Garcia is getting from the Bucs. We're told that Garcia will make $5 million in 2007, and that the total value over two years could be as much as $14.5 million, based on Garcia being the starter and the team making the playoffs.
For now, though, it's an open competition between Simms and Garcia, especially since the base value of their deals is identical. Indeed, we're told that Garcia has not been promised the starting job.