Chargers go with Kyle Boller as a backup plan

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With Charlie Whitehurst injured, the Chargers made a move for a veteran backup quarterback.

But not the one most expected.

While Billy Volek was out there as a possibility, the Chargers announced that they signed Kyle Boller to a one-year contract instead.

Boller, 31, spent the last two years with Oakland, where he played in seven games with one start. The former first-round pick of the Ravens has also spent a year with the Rams.

He has a sub-70.0 career passer rating, a 20-27 record as a starter and more interceptions (54) than touchdowns (48).

Then again, he’s signing on to be a backup, so there’s a ceiling on what they’re expecting.