Marc Bulger, the longtime NFL quarterback who was expected to attract some interest in free agency this year, has instead opted to retire.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Bulger had opportunities but decided he wanted to retire from football and focus more on his charitable foundation, which works with members of the military.
Although there were reports during the lockout that Bulger may already have an understanding with the Cardinals that he was going to Arizona, Bulger’s decision to retire tends to support the theory of his old teammate Kurt Warner, who said Bulger is at a point where he should “just enjoy life and not have to worry about the pressure of being an NFL starter.”
Bulger entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick of the Saints in 2000 and had his best years in St. Louis as the successor to Kurt Warner as the quarterback for the “Greatest Show on Turf.”
Bulger threw for 22,814 yards, 122 touchdowns, and 93 interceptions in his career.