What is Jeff Garcia’s net worth?
Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970), is a former American football quarterback, who has an estimated net worth in excess of approximately $20 million.
Jeff Garcia was a former NFL player with the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl four more times and led the 49ers to their second-largest comeback win in the history the NFL playoffs. Garcia also played in the Canadian Football League, and the United Football League.
Jeff Garcia made around $40 million in salary over his NFL career.
Jeff Garcia’s Background, Early Life and Education
Jeff Garcia was the third child of seven children, Linda and Bob. He was born in Gilroy on February 24, 1970. His parents had twin daughters who died before he was born. Garcia’s younger brother Jason drowned while on a family camping trip. His younger sister Kimberly died after falling from a truck a year later. Jene and Melissa, his two younger sisters, survived him.
Garcia attended Gilroy High School as a teenager, where he was able to play basketball and football. Garcia attended Gavilan College in Santa Clara County. He was the starting quarterback of the school’s football team in 1989. He rushed 584 yards and passed 2,038 yards for 18 touchdowns.
His Collegiate Career
Garcia moved from Gavilan College in 1989 to San Jose State University. After redshirting his freshman year, Garcia became the starting quarterback of the SJS Spartans in 1991 and 1993. Garcia was awarded UPI All-America honors in his junior season of 1992. He threw for 196 yards and rushed for 2,608 yards in his senior season. He also had 21 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and a career-high 2,608 yard total.
Garcia, who was 6’1″ and 195 lbs, was considered too small for the NFL and was therefore passed up in 1994 NFL Draft. He began his professional career in the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders. Garcia started playing for the Stampeders as a rookie in 1995 after working his way up through the ranks. He set a new team record of 546 yards passing and six touchdown passes in his second start. After Doug Flutie’s departure, Garcia was named the permanent starting quarterback. He was awarded the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy in 1996 as the best player of the CFL Western Division. Garcia was a key player in the 1998 Grey Cup win of the Stampeders against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
San Francisco 49ers
Garcia made his NFL debut with the San Francisco 49ers in 1999 as a replacement for concussed Steve Young. He helped the team beat the Tennessee Titans in his first NFL game. Garcia was the 49ers’ first quarterback after Young retired in 2000. He set a new record for the 49ers with 4,278 passing yard. Garcia set a new team record with 32 touchdown passes in the following season and led the 49ers to the playoffs. Although Garcia’s performance in the regular season was not as good, the 49ers won the NFC West and advanced again to the playoffs. Garcia’s greatest career achievement was in the playoffs when he led the 49ers to victory over the New York Giants, in what is the second-largest come from behind win in NFL playoff history.
The 49ers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were the eventual Super Bowl champions, despite Garcia’s remarkable comeback win with his team in the 2002 playoffs. The 49ers fired Steve Mariucci, their head coach, and hired Dennis Erickson as his replacement. In 2003, Garcia had a disappointing last season with the 49ers. This marked the beginning of a string of poor performances. Garcia was fired after the season ended. The 49ers missed the playoffs the third time in three seasons.
Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns
Garcia signed with Cleveland Browns in 2004. He was still unable to break out of his playing slump and struggled to find consistency, as well as sustaining a few injuries. Garcia managed to accomplish one remarkable feat with the Browns, tying the Browns record for the longest ever pass play at 99 yards. Garcia was released after the season ended.
In 2005, Garcia signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions. He suffered more misfortunes as he fractured his fibula during a preseason match against the Buffalo Bills. Garcia was the Lions’ starting quarterback after leading them to victory against the Browns in October. He struggled and his contract was terminated.
Garcia signed a one year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006 to serve as Donovan McNabb’s primary backup. McNabb was injured in November and McNabb’s season was over. Garcia was the starter quarterback for the rest of the season. As a leader of the Eagles to five consecutive victories and the NFC East Division championship, he was able to regain his mojo. Garcia won his second playoff win in a victory over the Giants in early 2007. Although Garcia expressed his desire for a re-signing with the Eagles after the season ended, the team decided not to renew his contract.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In 2007, Garcia signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He helped the Bucs win the NFC South Division title, turning around their fortunes after a poor 2006. They lost to the New York Giants in the Wild Card match. In 2008, Garcia was part of the quarterback rotation along with Luke McCown (and Brian Griese) After four consecutive losses, the Bucs decided not to sign Garcia.
Final Playing Year
Garcia signed a one year contract with the Oakland Raiders in 2009. He was eventually released. Garcia was then released by the Eagles after only one game. He joined the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks in 2010. Garcia signed with the Houston Texans the following year. However, Garcia didn’t see any action.
Career in Post-Playing
Garcia was elected to the United States Football League’s advisory board in 2012. He became an offensive coach and quarterbacks coach for Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League two years later. Garcia was an offensive assistant with the Los Angeles Rams in 2015.
Jeff Garcia’s Personal life
Garcia married Playboy model Carmella DeCesare in 2007. In 2005, she was named Playmate of Year. They have four children.
Jeff Garcia’s San Diego Ranch
Jeff and Carmella bought a Rancho Santa Fe home in San Diego for $6.656million in March 2009. This home was listed for sale by the couple in 2014 for $7.75million. They failed to find a buyer so they pulled the listing. After a major renovation, they re-listed their home for $6.5million in 2018. The home was finally sold in March 2022 at $6.7 million.
Vince Young Net Worth
What is Vince Young’s Net Worth?
Vincent Paul Young Jr. (born May 18, 1983), is a former NFL quarterback who played for six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He has an estimated net worth in excess of approximately $400,000.
Young was a Tennessee Titans player from 2006 to 2010, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He also played for the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns during the offseason, 2012 to 2014. In 2006, the Tennessee Titans paid $2.6 million for his season. This was his first major payday. Vince made $13.1 million annually during his peak season in 2007-2008. Vince was a Pro-Bowl selection twice and won many awards. He was also named the NFL Rookie and AP NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year in 2006. He was a football player who earned $30 million from endorsement deals with companies like Campbell’s Soup, Madden NFL and Reebok.
Young was almost broke after he had spent the majority of his football fortune. Young filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2014. He listed assets of $500,000 to 1 million and liabilities of $1 million to $10 millions. Vince was employed at the University of Texas in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement after he announced his retirement from NFL in June 2014. The school hired him in 2021 as an athletic assistant. Young was inducted into the Texas Sport Hall of Fame (2017) and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame (2018). He also joined the College Football Hall of Fame (2019). Vince Young and his mother founded the Vincent Young Foundation charitable organization, which is dedicated “to improving the quality of life of children underprivileged with a special emphasis on academic and athletic excellence.”
Vince Young’s Background and Early Life
Vince Young was born Vincent Paul Young Jr. in Houston, Texas, May 18, 1982. Felicia Young, his grandmother, was his mother and he was raised. After being convicted in 2003 of burglary, Vincent Sr. spent time in prison. Vince was seven years old when he was struck by a car as he rode his bicycle. Young was left with a severe stomach injury after the handlebar hit his stomach. He was admitted to hospital for several months. He was a graduate of Madison High School and Dick Dowling Middle School. At Madison, he was the quarterback for three years. Young also played football, basketball, and baseball and ran track. Young won the Pete Dawkins Trophy at The Army All-American Bowl and was named National Player-of-the-Year by “Student Sports”, and “Parade”. Young was also named 2001 Texas 5A Offensive Players of the Year.
Young’s College Football Career
Vince was a high school graduate who played football at the University of Texas. He was the Big 12 Conference’s Offensive Freshman of the year, Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player twice, All-American Offensive Player and Big 12 Male Athlete of the year. He also won the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award and Maxwell Award for College Player of the Years, Cingular All-America Player of the YEAR Award, Manning Award and the ESPY Award as Best Game and Best Championship Performance. Young was awarded 1st Team All-Big 12 Conference honors in 2005. He also appeared on the cover for “Dave Campbell’s Texas Football” between his sophomore year and his junior year. The team beat the University of Michigan in 2004 Rose Bowl, and the USC Trojans at the 2006 Rose Bowl. In August 2008, Vince’s number 10 jersey was retired from the University of Texas.
Young’s NFL Career
Young made it clear that he would be entering the NFL draft rather than returning to Texas. He was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the third round, as the third overall pick. His preseason debut was on August 12, 2006 against the New Orleans Saints. His first career start came on October 1, 2006 against the Dallas Cowboys. He was selected to the 2007 Pro Bowl. In 2008, he was injured in the first game and was forced to take over backup duties the remainder of the season. Vince was named the 2009 NFL Comeback Player-of-the Year by “Sporting News”. He played in his second Pro Bowl in 2010. In 2010, he injured his thumb in a Week 11 match. After that, he tore his flexor tendon and threw his shoulder pads into the stands. Fisher decided that Rusty Smith would be Young’s starting quarterback. In January 2011, Bud Adams, team owner, made it clear that Vince would not play on the Titans in the next season. His time with the team ended with a 75.4 quarterback rating, and a record of 30-17.
Young was released by the Titans on July 28, 2011 and signed a one year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that same day. Young started in three games and lost two. He signed a one year contract with the Buffalo Bills in May 2012. However, the team released him three years later. Vince signed one-year contracts with the Green Bay Packers in August 2013 and the Cleveland Browns in May 2014. Both of these deals were terminated within weeks. He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in March 2017. While attending training camp, he hurt his hamstring. Young was expected to miss between four and six weeks due to the injury. The team released Young five days later.
Vince Young’s Career Earnings
Vince Young made $34 million in salary during his NFL career. His rookie contract alone earned him $30 million. In his final NFL season, he earned $4 million more playing for the Eagles.
His Personal life
On April 15, 2012, Vince married Candice Johnson (his high school sweetheart) and they have a son, Jordan. Bill White, Houston’s mayor in 2006, declared January 10th “Vince Young Day”. On February 20, 2007, the Texas Senate adopted a resolution making “Vince Young Day” a state-wide celebration. Young graduated from the University of Texas in 2013 with a degree in youth and community studies.
Some Reported Financial and Legal Problems
Vince was driving in Austin, Texas in the early 2016 when he was pulled over for DWI. He was fined $300 and required to perform 60 hours community service. He was again arrested for DWI in February 2019, and released on bail the next day.
Young was reported to have defaulted on a $1.9million payday loan in September 2012. He was also facing financial difficulties. To stop Pro Player Funding LLC from enforcing the nearly $1.7 million judgment against him, he filed a lawsuit. He claimed that the loan documents were forged, despite the fact that they were authorized directly from Young’s Eagles salary and that his signatures have been notarized. Vince also sued Pro Player Funding LLC and a North Carolina financial advisor, alleging that they had stolen more than $5M. In January 2014, he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Later that month, he requested for the bankruptcy filing be dismissed. He also asked for the dismissal of the bankruptcy filing after settling the lawsuits.
Vince Young’s Awards and Accolades
Young was named NFL Rookie-of-the Week four times, NFL AP Offensive Rookie and Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie. Young was selected for the 2007 and 2010 Pro Bowls. His image graced the cover to the video game Madden NFL 08
Young’s Houston Home
Young listed his Houston home of 4,323 sq. feet for $849,000. Young reduced the asking price for the home’s four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms to $815,000. Vince had previously owned a 9,338-square-foot, eight-bedroom Brentwood home that he sold in 2011 for $1.15million.
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