The St.Louis Rams began the 2006 hot with new head coach Scott Linehan and company having a new attitude than that of the “Greatest Show on Turf” of the 90’s. One player that had a solid year in 06 and has been solid thoughout his Rams career is QB Marc Bluger, and now with the final year of his contract coming up, it’s time for the Rams to give Bulger his due. Last season may have been Bulger’s best, throwing for 4301 yards, 24 TD’s and 8 interceptions. His Rams career has been a very solid one, throwing for 95 TD’s and 59 intercpetions. He has thrown for 16,233 yards in six seasons, averaging over 2705 yards per year.
The 30-year-old is entering the last year of a four-year deal worth $19.1 million. The signing of Bugler is tops on the Rams list of things to do. “I know we’re really, really close to getting something done, and I want to be a part of it,” Bulger stated. The Rams know that they do not want to let their starting QB enter the season without a new deal for 2007 and beyond. Jay Zygmunt, the teams President of football operations, had better take note that behind Bulger, all the Rams have is anicent Gus Frerotte, Harvard grad Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had a three TD game in 2005, but then threw seven picks and one TD in his next three games, and Brock Berlin, who signed with the team on May 17th after two stints with Miami and Dallas.
Last year St.Louis ended 8-8, one game back of Seattle for the NFC West Title. They know that with the Hawks possibly due to take a step back in 2007, the time to make a move back to being the supreme in the division is now. The best chance they have of that is with Bulger with a fat, new contract in his hands. Look for he and the Rams to get this deal done asap so they can avoid the questions throughout the 2007 season.