Kyle Boller started his football career earning the 1998 California State Player of the year award as a high school senior. In college he earned his spot as a starter for three and a half years at the University of California Berkeley. Boller was even drafted in the first round of the draft in 2003 (After Carson Palmer). These are just a few great accomplishments this quarterback achieved before entering the NFL and becoming another mediocre quarterback fighting for a chance to play this great game once again. Unfortunately for Boller his career was plagued by injury and interceptions. A career that has just recently come to an end.
Norv Turner told reporters Saturday that, “Boller no longer wishes to play football.” In my opinion this was a smart move on Boller’s part. Aside from the fact that he would have been forced to continue his career with wretched San Diego Chargers, Bollerhad lost the quarterback skill he once had. His one start in Oakland proved that much. Three interceptions and no touchdowns wouldn’t be acceptable from the scout team quarterback let alone the man entrusted with the leadership of a professional football team. Despite his sad times spent with Oakland I’m sure Mr. Davis would still say, “Once a Raider always a Raider.”
Besides who cant like a guy who would rather quit then play with the Chargers. At least he learned something from Carson Palmer.