They didn’t hold a press conference for Marc Bulger.
In eight years with the Rams, the two-time Pro Bowler started 95 games and finished in the top ten in yards-per-attempt four consecutive years. That streak ended in 2006, the last time he was truly effective.
The prolonged struggles won’t prevent him from getting a job. But the timing of his release limits his options. Here’s our amateur shot at handicapping teams that could be interested.
Chicago: The Mike Martz connection is obvious, but Brad Biggs of the Chicago
Tribune was among the folks
saying Bulger didn’t want to be a clear backup there. We’re not
sure he’ll have much choice in the matter and Lovie Smith wants
a veteran quarterback.
Buffalo and Oakland: They reportedly have showed interest in Jason Campbell.
Bulger could be a consolation prize and he won’t cost a draft pick.
Carolina: The high restricted free agent tender for Matt Moore is nice, but this team begs for quarterback depth. They were linked to Jason Campbell Monday.
Arizona: Both Adam Schefter of ESPN and Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote that the Cardinals make sense as suitors.
The option may look attractive to Bulger, but the Cardinals signed Derek Anderson last month. The Rams did a great job preventing Bulger from possibly landing in Arizona. Brian St. Pierre is expected to sign as Arizona’s third quarterback next week.
Pittsburgh: Another team mentioned by Schefter and Jensen. Even if Bulger would like to play near home, it’s debatable whether the Steelers have a quarterback need.
No matter what we hear from Milledgeville authorities.
The Jets: They were interested when Bulger was at risk of getting cut last year, but that was Pre-Sanchez. They don’t want him as a backup, according to the New York Daily News.
Jacksonville: Unlikely, but perhaps we can get Jack Del Rio to deny his interest.
Place your bets below.