After bouncing around to a few different teams to start his NFL career, Marc Bulger eventually found his way to the Rams during the 2000 NFL season after the team signed up to the practice squad late in the year.
Even though it took until the 2002 NFL season before Bulger finally saw his first action with the team, it’s tough to imagine where the Rams would have been without the former West Virginia star all those years when Kurt Warner was dealing with struggles and injuries.
While the argument can be made that a big part of Bulger’s success was the Rams having a high-powered offense for the quarterback to work with, this still shouldn’t take away from his success.
How impressive was Bulger exactly? Well, the fact that Bulger went 18-4 as a starter from 2002 to 2003, while throwing for 36 touchdown passes. This run shows the Rams made the right decision bringing him on board when they did.
The 22 interceptions from the 2003 NFL season were a bit concerning, but also Bulger received some benefit of the doubt since he was still learning as a starter and the Rams were winning games.
Towards the end of his career with the Rams, Bulger would only go on to win five games over the final three seasons (35 starts), but at least early on, he provided plenty of excitement to the offense.