For NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia makes his pitch to become the 49ers head coach (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia has expressed a desire to land the San Francisco head coaching job. Garcia, of course, has no chance to land the job considering he isn’t even an assistant coach with any NFL team. he did, however, bring an interesting perspective on the 49ers job.

“Let’s be honest with each other. As much as I believe and feel that I am capable of leading a team, people don’t want you to be able to take the shortcut,” Garcia said Wednesday on KNBR, via NBCBayArea.com. “They want you to go through the process — they want you to start as the assistant, they want you to work your way up to the coordinator, they want you to work your way into that head coach position.”

“They” would be, you know, the owners of NFL teams, who believe that it’s important for a coach to have credibility among the players, the staff, the media, and the fan base. That credibility comes from paying dues and learning the craft and developing skills and growing in to the job.

“I tell you what — the 17 years of professional football experience that I have in my backpocket, and the years of growing up around a father who was a head coach and just being around the game — have prepared me to be the leader of a football team,” Garcia said. “And that’s what this team needs — they need a leader of the football team. . . . They need somebody who is gonna come in and is not gonna take any trash; not gonna take any instability as far as the personality is concerned, and understand that this has to be about the team. It can’t be about your individual success, it can’t be about your individual contract; it’s gotta be about the team.”

The process to become a head coach can be grueling. It often time requires a coach to move to various cities which can be taxing to any family. The next coach for San Fran does have one thing going for him. It’s pretty difficult to do worse than 2-14 right?