VIDEO: Remembering When Jeff Garcia Completed the Longest Pass in Browns History Against the Bengals

Andre Davis sprints to the end zone after catching a dime from Jeff Garcia.
Andre Davis sprints to the end zone after catching a dime from Jeff Garcia. / YouTube/Ramen Robbie - Highlights

Like many Cleveland Browns quarterbacks of recent decades, Jeff Garcia found himself in Cleveland for just one season before being forced to look for employment elsewhere. However, Garcia managed to put his name in the franchise's record books during his 11 games with Cleveland in 2004 by throwing the longest touchdown in Browns' history.

In the first quarter of an Oct. 17, 2004 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Browns were backed up within their own 1-yard line. On first down, Garcia rolled out of the pocket and threw a beautiful pass to a wide-open Andre Davis, who sprinted to the end zone for a 99-yard score.

While many long touchdowns are often the result of a brilliant play by the receiver or running back, this play was mostly down to Garcia's skill. For one, the Browns couldn't have given him any less room to work with, the ball is inches away from the end zone.

Next, the Browns decided to run play-action, which gave Garcia less time to find an open receiver, although it did somewhat confuse the Bengals defense. After getting flushed from the pocket, Garcia spotted Davis downfield and uncorked a perfect 45-yard bomb while rolling out. The ball hit Davis perfectly in stride and he waltzed to the end zone.

Garcia led the Browns to a 34-17 win over the Bengals that day, but it wasn't enough to keep his job. After a 3-7 record as a starter, the Browns benched Garcia for Kelly Holcomb. In classic Browns fashion, Garcia was released in favor of Trent Dilfer, who wasn't much better in Cleveland.

Garcia eventually resurrected his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, making one last Pro Bowl in 2007. The Browns still haven't made the NFL Playoffs since 2002, but they'll always have this amazing play to remember.

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