Kyle Boller: What I'd Like to Know

MJContributor IMay 13, 2009

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 25:  Quarterback Kyle Boller #7 of the Baltimore Ravens directs his teammates against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game at Qualcomm Stadium November 25, 2007 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Who's 6'3", 220 pounds, and just signed with St. Louis?

That's right, former Baltimore QB Kyle Boller (whose starting job went to rookie Joe Flacco when he was placed on injured reserve after his preseason shoulder injury in 2008) has hung up his black and purple and dawned the old millennium blue, new century gold, and white.

But what does the new backup QB plan on bringing to the team's volatile 2009 season? If Boller were up for a friendly game of 20 Questions, these would be an abbreviated few I'd like to ask.

What made you sign with St. Louis despite February rumors of Dallas wanting to sign you as Romo's back up?

How did Steve McNair's playing style influence your own abilities before his retirement?

Since your rotator cuff injury, how do you feel about finally being healthy again and the prospect of seeing some action?

How closely were you working with Flacco prior to being placed on injured reserve?

Who would you consider a source of inspiration and a solid, exemplary figure that helped shape you during your six seasons with the NFL

Whom are you most excited to be working alongside this season?

Many comment that your best season came in 2004, during which time you started all 16 games and threw for 2,559 yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. You hold the all-time record of most career passing yards for the Ravens, but with the possibility of getting out onto the field again this season, how do you plan on proving you'll be just as solid in 2009 as you were in 2004?

I'd definitely be interested in finding out how responsive Boller would be to answering some of my questions, but I think most of them will definitely be answered as the season starts rolling.

They don't call Missouri "The Show Me State" for nothing! Now that he's healthy, let's hope Boller will finally have another chance to really show us what he's got.