After eight years in the league, Jeff Garcia has found his way back to the NFL elite. The former Donruss Playoff spokesman has been on fire since becoming the starter, leading the Eagles to the NFC East title and a playoff birth. After an injury to Donovan McNabb, the former 49er has stepped up in a big way for the city of Philadelphia.
When McNabb went down, many thought the Eagles chances went with him. After four straight wins, including a dominant one at Texas Stadium against the rival Cowboys, the birds are back on top of the NFC East. This recent serge has many people claiming they are the favorite coming out of the NFC.
"When you have a relationship with someone, you hope to see them get that swagger back and take advantage of it," said Donruss Playoff Marketing Director Scott Prusha. "He's taken advantage of his situation with the Eagles and we couldn't be more happy for what he's accomplished."
After five years in the CFL, he lead Calgary to the Grey Cup in '98. We was named MVP in that game and was ready to make the jump to the NFL. Bill Walsh was the only one that saw something in Garcia. He quickly signed with the 49ers and played there five seasons, making the Pro Bowl in 2001, 2002 and 2003. He signed with the Eagles this year after brief stops in Cleveland and Detroit.
Donruss Playoff signed Jeff Garcia in 2001, adding him to names such as Barry Sanders, Dan Marino, Kurt Warner, Michael Vick and Tom Brady. This year, Donruss Playoff signed rookie Phenom, Reggie Bush, to appear on all packaging and advertisements.
Here's a look at Jeff Garcia's most collectible cardboard: