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Ravens backup QB Marc Bulger retires from the NFL

Marc Bulger didn't play a down last season but was still an incredible valuable players on the Ravens roster.

It’s finally official; Marc Bulger is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons. Bulger joined the Ravens last season after and incredible successful stint in St. Louis, where he replaced the great Kurt Warner.

Though Bulger did not play a single down for the Ravens he was one of the most important players on the team last season. As the backup Quarterback Bulger provided the team with a great insurance policy should anything happen to Flacco. A backup quarterback can make or break a season. Had Flacco been forced to miss some time, Bulger could have stepped in and played at a high level for the team and potentially won a few games in his absence, keeping the Ravens in the playoff hunt.

Bulger was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 draft by the New Orleans Saints out of West Virginia but was cut after training camp. The Atlanta Falcons scooped him up for two weeks before they cut him before he finally settled in with the Rams. Bulger took over as the Rams starting quarterback midway through the 2002 season when Warner suffered a hand injury and kept the job for the next season seasons.

Bulger started 95 games in his career and completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 22,814 yards and 93 touchdowns for a 84.4 passer rating. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2003, where he was the game’s MVP after leading the NFC to the victory in the fourth quarter, and 2006.

Currently the Ravens starting quarterback is slated to be sixth-round draft choice Tyrod Taylor. He may wind up keeping the job too as there are slim pickings left in free agency. The top available free agent quarterbacks include Dennis Dixon, Brodie Croyle, Patrick Ramsey, and Charlie Frye.

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