Most disappointing Cleveland Browns quarterbacks: 8. Jeff Garcia (2004)
Signing Jake Delhomme in 2010 wasn’t the first time this team felt they did well by landing a veteran with a lot of wins under his belt. Back in 2004, the Cleveland Browns signed Jeff Garcia who was coming off a 5-8 campaign with the San Francisco 49ers, but overall had a lot of success with that club.
In five seasons with the Niners, Garcia was 35-36 overall but twice led them to the playoffs with double-digit wins. In 2001 and 2002, he made the Pro Bowl as San Francisco was 22-10 in that stretch.
A former Canadian Football League player, Garcia didn’t get his start with the 49ers until the age of 29 and he was hoping to have a nice second act to his career. While he ended up finding success later on with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was unable to perform well at all for Cleveland.
Garcia ended up starting 10 games in his one campaign with the Browns and led them to only three wins. Overall his numbers didn’t look terrible as he had 1,731 yards passing with a 10-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
He did have some highs which included a 99-yard touchdown pass to André Davis, but also had a passer rating of zero when he was 8-of-27 passing with 71 yards and three picks in a loss to Dallas. Garcia was released following his first and only season with the team.