San Diego Chargers QB Retires
Hold your horses! Phillip Rivers is not retired. Before you ask how many quarterbacks the San Diego Chargers have, I’ve got you covered. Actually, I don’t.
The Chargers lost backup Charlie Whitehurst due to injury. He rolled his left leg during practice session. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Bill Volek turned down a contract offer from the team on Thursday. Volek has been the backup since 2006-2012 must have found a better opportunity. Still, there’s one person who won’t be back for more than just a Chargers, he won’t be back in the NFL.
Signed One Day, Gone the Next
Kyle Boller has been a Chargers quarterback backup for ONE day. Boller signed one day and was gone the next. Not really sure what the issue was. Maybe he wasn’t given enough attention at the position. He doesn’t play often and he should be used that. Unless he was given more of a promising role, there’s no reason he should feel that his time is up because he’s healthy.
Boller was a first round pick in the 2003 draft via the Baltimore Ravens. He’s been their backup for a while and under the wing of Joe Flacco. He’s spent that last two seasons in California, but for the Oakland Raiders. Playing in two games he was 15-28, 161 yards, and three interceptions.
Chargers Coach Comments
“I met with him this morning and he does not want to continue to play football,” Coach Norv Turner told reporters Saturday.
The real superstar of this team, Phillip Rivers, isn’t affected by the lack of second strings but operations are. The only other quarterback the Chargers can now rely on is Jarrett Lee. Lee was former LSU quarterback and recorded amazing stats while he was there.
Lack in the quarterback position is becoming dangerous for NFL teams. Quarterbacks are starting to get hit more and more, especially when they experiment with their pocket position. Even though more rules are becoming valuable to protect the quarterback, injuries are still present and definitely need a rack of backups. Even if a team wants to rest their starter or if the defense is beating up on him too bad, the team has options. But not with the Chargers.
They are going to have to do some quick filling in their quarterback position to compete with tough defenses in their upcoming schedule. Toughest preseason competition is the San Francisco 49ners. Since the Chargers don’t play San Fran in the regular season, their toughest season competition is Pittsburgh Steelers.
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