The Rams have announced the release of Marc Bulger, a move that continues the offseason quarterback carousel.
Bulger, once a prominent starter in fantasy circles, has been a shell of his former self since putting up career numbers in 2006. He will no doubt draw interest on the free-agent market, but it’s hard to see Bulger making much of an impact.
His absence in St. Louis will increase speculation that the team will take Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford with the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s draft.
If selected, I believe Bradford will be their starting quarterback, ahead of A.J. Feeley, in Week 1.
Unlike recent rookie signal-callers like Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco, however, I don’t think he’ll have much value in seasonal fantasy leagues.
Outside of Steven Jackson, the Rams don’t have a single legitimate threat on offense. Laurent Robinson has some deep-sleeper appeal, but he’s not Torry Holt. Donnie Avery has shown flashes of potential at times, but he’s not going to become Isaac Bruce overnight.
The Rams also have a less-than-stellar offensive line, so the components simply aren’t there for Bradford to find immediate success. If he does in fact come off the board with the top overall pick, Bradford is going to endure more than his share of growing pains.