V: Marc Bulger
The Saint Louis Rams were led to a win in Super Bowl XXXIV by the nearly miraculous appearance of quarterback Kurt Warner out of the blue. Unfortunately, Warner's sensational impact on the Rams overshadowed the brilliant and incredible career of his successor, quarterback Marc Bulger.
Unfortunately, despite holding second place in the Rams Franchise All-Time Career Passing Record, Bulger was only able to lead the Rams to a winning record in three of his eight NFL seasons. He was able to lead them to the NFL Playoffs in 2003 and 2004, and managed a 1-2 record from those appearances.
Backup Bulger becomes Rams starting QB
He served as the backup to Rams legend Kurt Warner, but was quickly thrown into action when Warner suffered an injury to his throwing hand. The following year, Warner suffered a concussion in the season opener and fumbled the football six times. Bulger was sent in to take over after that, and Warner would end up losing his job to Bulger.
Bulger looked every bit the part of an outstanding NFL quarterback for his first three seasons, throwing for nearly 10,000 yards, 57 touchdowns and just 42 interceptions in leading the Rams to a 26-10 record. But fortunes quickly reversed, and Bulger would close out the rest of his Rams career with a record of 15-44.
Still, he averaged nearly 240 yards per game over the course of his NFL career, and he was named to the NFL Pro Bowl twice in his career.