After enduring years of punishment behind poor offensive lines in St. Louis, Marc Bulger spent all of the 2010 season as Joe Flacco's backup on the Baltimore Ravens.
A year of rest and recovery appears to have done the veteran wonders.
Although he didn't take a snap that counted this season, strong performance in practices and glowing recommendations from his coaches have propelled Bulger's stock to the point where he'll be sought as a starter this offseason.
In his prime, Marc Bulger was as good of a gunslinger as any in the National Football League.
The two-time Pro Bowler was the fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach 1,000 career completions. His mark of 45 games bested those set by Kurt Warner (47), Drew Bledsoe (48), Peyton Manning (48) and Dan Marino (49)
Bulger has been credited for both his accuracy and his tendency to spread the ball around to different receivers, keeping opposing defenses off-balance.
He has been criticized for poor decision and bad leadership skills, leading to a mediocre 123:96 career touchdown to interception ratio with a 41-54 record.
Marc Bulger is 34 years old, but with only 95 starts under his belt, it appears as though he's still got more to prove.
What follows is a list of five teams, each of whom should consider Bulger for their vacant (or soon to be) starting quarterback job in 2011.