Mexican National Team Quarterback Joins Sweden’s Stockholm Mean Machines

The Stockholm Mean Machines have signed Mexican quarterback Gustavo Garcia for the remainder of the 2015 season. Former starting quarterback  Emil Sundström-Edland was only able to play in two games before suddenly having to leave the club.

The Mean Machines, who play in the Swedish Super Series, have been scrambling to find a quarterback since then and thus are happy with the arrival of the Mexican national team signal caller. In Mexico, Garcia played for the Universidad de las Américas Puebla Aztecas. The Mean Machines are currently winless and at the bottom of the standings in the nine team Swedish league.

General Manager Fredrik Pilbäck:

“Gustavo has adapted extremely well to our offensive system and after only a couple of practices he started to offer his own suggestions. He is very mobile with a strong arm and throws extremely well on the run. He is easy going and this combined with his high football IQ makes him a pleasure to work with.”

Garcia will make his Swedish debut against the Kristianstad Predators on June 13.

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.