Jeff Garcia is apparently looking to offload his southern California estate, listing the Mediterranean-style residence for US$7.75 million.
Garcia, who was hired by the Montreal Alouettes to be their quarterbacks coach in early August, bought the home with wife and former Playmate of the Year Carmella DeCesare in March 2009 for $6.565 million, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The 11,000-square-foot home, located just north of San Diego in Rancho Santa Fe, was built in 1987 and features six bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, six fireplaces, a library, a wine cellar, a spa, a 25-metre pool with two waterfalls, and requires the owner to pay a quarterly homeowners association fee of $529.
In addition, the property includes a guest house with one bedroom and kitchen.
Garcia, 44, started his football career with the Calgary Stampeders in 1994 after being passed over at the NFL draft. He won a Grey Cup championship with the Stampeders in 1998 and was named game MVP.
The native of Gilroy, Calif. realized his dream of one day playing in the NFL when the San Francisco 49ers signed him the following season. He also played for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans in a 12-year career south of the border.