Marc Robert Bulger is an American football player playing as a quarterback for the team of Baltimore Ravens. He played his college ball for West Virginia and in 2000 was drafted by the New Orleans Saints as the 168th pick in round six of the NFL Draft. In 2000, he was with both the Saints and the Atlanta Falcons as a practice squad player. In 2001, he signed with the St. Louis Rams and the following year he made his NFL debut.
On 23rd June, 2010, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens on a one year contract basis of $3.8 million deal, which has the possibility of increasing to $5.8 million dollar through incentives.
Bulger, who was third on the depth chart, got his first NFL start because starter Kurt Warner and backup Jamie Martin were both injured. Bulger was 6-0 in games that he started and finished in 2001. In 2002, he became the Rams starting QB. He has played in 72 regular season games—all with St. Louis.
Over the course of eight active seasons, his overall completion percentage stands at 63.5 and his QB rating is 88.1. He’s passed for a total of 18,625 yards, making 106 touchdowns passes. He’s also thrown 74 interceptions. Bulger was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2003, 2004 and 2006. He was the Pro Bowl MVP in 2004.
Bulger is fairly well sized at six-foot-three but a bit thin at 208 pounds. He’s a pocket passer who has a fine touch for short and intermediate passes. He shows some mobility outside of the pocket but the majority of his passes will be made in the pocket. His arm strength is good but not overpowering. His release is not as quick as one would like and his thin frame has a tendency to wear down. As of late, he’s had health issues. Additionally, although he’s a cool and quiet leader, he does have difficulty when opponents put pressure on him early in the game. He can be a streaky passer at times. Still, Bulger is a solid starter who more often than not offers calm field management qualities. He knows how to keep him team in the game.