One day after signing with the San Diego Chargers on a one-year contract, quarterback Kyle Boller has retired, Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports.
A former first-round selection (19th overall) by the Baltimore Ravens out of Cal in the 2003 NFL Draft, Boller finishes his eight-year NFL career 20-27 as a starter with 861 completions of 1,519 attempts (56.7 completion percentage) and 48 touchdowns to 54 interceptions.
The 6-3, 220-pound veteran spent his first five seasons with the Ravens (2003-07), before rounding out his career with the St. Louis Rams (2008), where he appeared in seven games with four starts, completing 98 of 176 passes for 899 yards with three touchdowns to six picks and the Oakland Raiders (2010-2011). In his final two seasons in Oakland, Boller was featured in seven games with one start and completed 17 of 32 throws for 186 yards and four interceptions.
The best years of his career happened in his second season with Baltimore in 2004, when he completed 258 of 464 passes (55.6 PCT) for 2,559 yards and 13 TDs to 11 INTs in 16 games (all starts), as well as his last season with the Ravens in ’07, when he completed 168 of 275 throws for 1,743 yards and nine scores to 10 interceptions in 12 games (eight starts).
After the Raiders decided not to re-sign him, Boller also tried out for his old team (the Ravens) and Tennessee Titans earlier this offseason, before calling it quits one day after signing with the Chargers. With Charlie Whitehurst injured for a few weeks, the Chargers only have two healthy quarterbacks on their roster, Philip Rivers and undrafted rookie Jarrett Lee.
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