St. Louis no longer believes Marc Bulger is good enough to start. But the Rams’ decisions on quarterbacks have been, at best, shaky.
In June 2004, the Rams released former NFL MVP Kurt Warner, who now is starting — and starring — for St. Louis’ division rival in Arizona.
In 2005, the Rams used the 19th overall selection on Florida State offensive tackle Alex Barron, bypassing California quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who slid to the 24th spot and the Green Bay Packers.
In 2006, the Rams traded the 11th overall choice to the Denver Broncos, who used it on Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler, a player that St. Louis was considering at its initial spot. Instead the Rams used the first-round pick they acquired from the Broncos on Clemson cornerback Tye Hill.
In 2007, the Rams passed up the chance to draft Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn and instead chose Nebraska defensive tackle Adam Carricker.
And last year, with the second-overall pick, the Rams opted for Virginia defensive end Chris Long instead of Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan, who went one spot later to the Atlanta Falcons.
Now the Rams have Bulger on the bench, veteran Trent Green in the starting lineup and questions galore at the most important position for any franchise.