Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher has added former Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia to his coaching staff, the team announced Tuesday. Garcia will serve as an offensive assistant, where he will primarily assist wide receivers coach Ray Sherman.
Garcia joins the Rams after spending the 2014 campaign with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Garcia tutored Montreal’s quarterbacks during his lone season on the team’s coaching staff. Previously, he operated Jeff Garcia Football out of San Diego where he tutored NFL signal callers such as Mark Sanchez, Tyrod Taylor and Matt McGloin.
During his 17-year professional playing career, Garcia passed for nearly 42,000 yards. He began his career with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was named the CFL’s MVP in 1997 and a year later, he led Calgary to a Grey Cup title. Garcia was a four-time CFL all-star.
In 1999, Garcia joined the San Francisco 49ers and started 10 games in his first NFL season. A year later, he earned his first of four Pro Bowl invitations when he passed for 4,278 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Garcia also played for Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay during his NFL career. In 2010, he played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.
A native of Gilroy, Calif., Garcia began his collegiate career at Gavilan College, where he was an honorable mention All-American in his lone season as the school’s starter. He transferred to San Jose State, where he was a three-year starter for the Spartans and earned a degree in business marketing.