Marc Bulger Rumors: Will Baltimore Ravens Re-Sign Bulger?

Ray TannockSenior Analyst IJuly 28, 2011

BALTIMORE, MD - CIRCA 2010:  In this handout image provided by the NFL , Marc Bulger of the Baltimore Ravens poses for his 2010 NFL headshot circa 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.  ( Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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After a round of surprising cuts made by the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week, much of the attention is now shifting towards whether or not the Ravens will indeed re-sign quarterback Marc Bulger.

The Carroll County Times reports that the Ravens would like to—among other things—retain a backup quarterback “like Marc Bulger,” despite no former word yet coming from the brass about Bulger’s fate.

Aaron Wilson on Twitter also reports that Bulger has a “strong interest” in returning to Baltimore.

I think this minor situation Baltimore is facing is not a matter of if, but when.

Re-signing Marc Bulger epitomizes the term no-brainer simply because the Ravens have a proven veteran who wants to stay, enjoys being around the players—Joe Flacco included—and should come at a very cheap price.

If that isn’t enough, consider the fact that Bulger has had a plethora of time to study the offense in the event he should have to come in and lead this for whatever reason, and you can see my point.

Why go backwards with a backup quarterback, or for that matter, any positional player?

Bulger has already said that he wants to stay on the East Coast, despite some rumors coming out of Arizona that they are interested, and it is speculated that Bulger would be happy not starting if no other enticing lead roles come his way.

ProFootballWeekly also reports that the Ravens would welcome Bulger back under those same, reasons mentioned.

There are several teams lurking in the market for a quarterback, but nobody is really gunning for a starter anymore outside the small chance of Cincinnati and/or Cleveland.

Minnesota is off the board with the signing of Donovan McNabb, Seattle is pretty much out of the picture with the Tarvaris Jackson acquisition, Washington’s Shanahan appears to be dead set on John Beck (who would’ve thought) and Buffalo is sticking with Fitzpatrick.

When you add everything up, it really does present itself as a no-brainer. And like I said, it appears it isn’t a matter of if, but simply when.