The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Rams signed Kyle Boller on Saturday to be the backup to starting quarterback Marc Bulger.
The 27-year-old Boller spent all of last season, his sixth with the Ravens, on injured reserve with a shoulder injury sustained in the preseason.
He was the Ravens' first-round pick in the 2003 draft.
"We are happy to add Kyle to our roster," new coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a statement. "We feel that he'll be a valuable addition to our team."
Boller is 10 years younger than Gus Frerotte, who the player the Rams had been negotiating with to return as a backup. Frerotte was released with a year to go on a three-year contract before last season, then went 8-3 as the starter with Minnesota.
Boller started 42 games with the Ravens and holds the franchise record with 7,846 yards with 45 touchdown passes and 44 interceptions. But his inconsistent play led to the Ravens taking Joe Flacco in the first round last year.
Boller's best season was 2004, when he started every game and passed for 2,559 yards with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
People in Baltimore have said many things about Boller over the years, and now there is offically nothing left to say. When the Ravens started Joe Flacco over Kyle Boller last season, the last remenants of the Billick-era offense took to the Bench.
Don't get me wrong. I'm extremely happy to now have Flacco, but I always liked Boller. He never really had a chance in Baltimore, and there was just too much presure put on him from day one. I'm excited for the Flacco-era, but I will always remember the Boller-era with some fondness. In my opinion, Boller's best Raven moment was the game against New England in 2007. He was electric in that game... It came down to that last pass. If only he had gotten in the end-zone.
Anyway... Goodbye Kyle! We wish you the best!