Marc Bulger not bummed by his release

marc_bulger.jpgRams quarterback Marc Bulger reportedly cleaned out his locker several weeks ago.  The Rams apparently held onto Bulger as insurance against a plan for the first overall pick in the 2010 draft that didn’t entail selecting a quarterback, and possibly in the hopes of getting trade value for Bulger.

With the Redskins, one of the potential trade partners both for Bulger and for the No. 1 pick in the draft, landing Donovan McNabb, there was no need to continue the ruse.  And so the Rams dumped Bulger on his 33rd birthday.  Though some might think the Rams did Bulger a disservice, agent Tom Condon didn’t see it that way.

It’s not a bad birthday present at all,” Condon told Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  “I’m happy to have him free.”

It remains to be seen where Bulger will land.  Despite three straight seasons with passer ratings in the low 70s, Bulger previously had three consecutive years above 90.  Condon told Balzer that, by Monday night, Condon had heard from other teams.  Per Balzer, Condon previously had said that other teams were waiting for Bulger to become available.

If Bulger hopes to be the undisputed starter, his choices are limited to perhaps the Raiders and the Bills.  Even with those teams, however, Bulger would have to earn the job.

The Panthers and Jaguars could be possibilities, but Bulger would have to overcome Matt Moore and David Garrard, respectively. 

In the end, Bulger may have to accept a backup job with a team like the Bears, where former Rams head coach Mike Martz is the offensive coordinator, or the Lions, where former Rams head coach Scott Linehan is the offensive coordinator.  Bulger could have a better chance of playing in Chicago, where desperation could give way to panic if the team struggles out of the gates — and where the last-ditch effort to save coach Lovie Smith’s job could entail benching Jay Cutler.

Regardless of how it all shakes out, the delay has limited Bulger’s options, and it will be an uphill climb for him to find a suitable starting job in 2010.

25 responses to “Marc Bulger not bummed by his release

  1. Bench Jay Cutler? Are you serious? This is the same guy who stuck with Rex Grossman for so long.

  2. Actually, getting released from the Rams was probably the best birthday present he’s ever had.

  3. Bulger is still a viable NFL QB. Look at the team he was on…freakin Dan Marino would have had QB ratings in the 70’s..

  4. Would love to see him as the backup in Philly. Good #2 and much better than what we have now in a backup. Sign Bulger, draft a late round QB and dump vick.

  5. Would love to see him as the backup in Philly. Better than the backup we have now. Good veteran QB as insurance for what should be an affordable cost. Sign Bulger, draft a late round QB and dump vick.

  6. Except for being a soon to be millionaire, and playing football for a job….I feel bad for Sam Bradford having to end up there. Playing in the 2nd worst stadium in the NFL (behind Minnesota) and on a team that is in constant chatter about moving – possibly to England. Not real condusive to a star career.

  7. Great gift for Bulger. I”m sure S Jackson is sitting at home asking why not him. 🙂

  8. Florio-
    The Lions aren’t an option, they traded for Shaun Hill and Linehan and Bulger do not see eye to eye.

  9. jersey73 says:
    April 6, 2010 9:29 AM
    Believe me, the Rams’ fans aren’t bummed about his released either.
    No, they are just bummed their team sucks.
    They could have had Montana playing there and he would have had a passer rating of below 70.

  10. What about Arizona?? they could use the services of a good vet with the possibility of starting

  11. Come on “ukeman!” Have some faith in Mike! He hasn’t even been given a chance to show whether or not he’s capable of leading a team. Hopefully he won’t get that chance, but I think he could do it.

  12. “Bulger is still a viable NFL QB. Look at the team he was on…freakin Dan Marino would have had QB ratings in the 70’s..”
    In 17 seasons in the NFL, I believe Marino went over 90 rating 4 or max 5 times. To be frank, w/o bothering to check it again, I would say that Marino’s accuracy stats were similar to McNabb’s.

  13. Released day after McNabb story broke, clearly more to do with that then his B-day, likely coincidence, but still funny.

  14. I imagine every fan would like to see Bulger starting for any 1 of the 3 division foes of that person’s favorite team, LMFAO. Bulger sucks. He was slightly better than average at the beginning of his career, because he was surrounded by the “greatest show on turf” for 4 years, as those players began to disappear, so did Bulger’s talent

  15. I agree with the post above if I was Steven Jackson I would be putting in my birthday wish as soon as possible. The only man that could understand him would be Barry Sanders. The only way it could be worse is if they sent him off to Oakland where all the players careers fade away.

  16. LOL at Rams fans…….you people couldn’t run Kurt Warner out of town fast enough at the first sign of adversity. You people championed Marc Bulger and took Martz’s side. And here’s what you get. Enjoy it.

  17. I really think it’s funny that every single free agent QB is somehow destined to head for Oakland, even though not a single one for the last 2 years has been drafted there.
    Bottom line is – right or wrong, we aren’t going to be picking up a QB, because Uncle Al has his head stuck so far up JaWorthless’s ass that he can’t see what he’s lacking at the position. Somewhere deep in his heart, he believes Russell still has the potential to be the next franchise QB, and his heart is putting rose colored blinders over the truth – which is that Russell was wasted draft pick and is a continued waste of money.
    But regardless of what we all know, Al won’t be wasting time with guys like McNabb, Campbell, Bulger, Del Homme, or any other QB that pops up this offseason. If anything, he’s going to ride out Russell’s contract, dump him, and get someone worth while – if he doesn’t do something stupid like re-sign Russell to an undeserved contract; ala Javon Walker.

  18. Dallas6584 says:
    April 6, 2010 12:15 PM
    “…….The only way it could be worse is if they sent him off to Oakland where all the players careers fade away.”
    Yeah, tell that to Jerry Rice who went to one last super bowl with us. Tell that to Rod Woodson. Tell that to Jim Plunkett. And while you’re at it, ask Jerry Jones when’s the last time the Cowpies were in the super bowl?

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