One year on the sidelines and a number of desperate teams looking for quarterbacks could wind up making Marc Bulger a popular man when free agency eventually starts.
NFL.com’s Michael Lombardi writes that he expects the Cardinals to “go hard” after Bulger when he’s available. That’s no surprise. A bit more notable: Lombardi “would fully expect [the 49ers] to make a play for Bulger” when free agency starts.
Lombardi’s recent history with the 49ers guarantees that everything he writes about the team will be viewed through a certain lens. If he expects the 49ers to go after Bulger, so do we.
Bulger has a few things going for him. We know he’s been productive, and we don’t know how he will perform away from St. Louis. He also makes sense as a short-term fix at quarterback for a team that drafts a rookie in April.
The biggest problem Bulger has to overcome: all his gametape from 2009.