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Jeff Garcia wants to be Eagles quarterback coach

The former Eagles quarterback is throwing his hat in the ring.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of a new quarterbacks coach for the second straight season of the Chip Kelly era now that Bill Musgrave has been hired as the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. There aren't any obvious natural in-house replacements, so the Eagles will probably have to look for an external hire.

It just so happens that a former Eagles player is interested in the job. In an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic's Jon and Sean Show, former Eagles quarterback Jeff Garcia wants to throw his name in the mix for the job. Via @BrianSeltzer975:

"Jeff Garcia on @JonandSeanShow on becoming QB coach: 'Whether it's Philadelphia, OAK, SF, I'm putting my name out there. This is my passion. Jeff Garcia also said his agent reached out to Eagles to explore possibility of joining Chip Kelly's coaching staff once Bill Musgrave left."

As Eagles fans know, Garcia joined the team  in 2006 as a backup to franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb. The veteran Garcia was thrust into action after McNabb suffered a season-ending injury in mid-November. Garcia led the Eagles to a 6-2 record as a starter and threw 10 touchdowns to only two interceptions in that span. He also helped the Eagles win a playoff game over the New York Giants before losing to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional round. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Garcia in free agency in the 2007 offseason.

The soon-to-be 45-year-old Garcia last played in the NFL since 2011. In 2014, he made his coaching debut by serving as the quarterbacks coach for the Montreal Alouettes.

If I had to guess, the Eagles will opt for someone with more coaching experience. But Garcia is probably at least worth an interview, right?