About as unceremoniously as his tenure as a starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, Kyle Boller was quietly placed on injured reserve to make room for free agent signee Todd Bouman. It brings to an end a season for Boller, and possibly his time in Charm City.
Boller started 42 games for the Ravens in what may be described as a tumultuous five-year relationship with Charm City. We had faith in the kid from the beginning, and that faith was recycled with every good pass, and every good decision. But even the faithful grew weary over the course of his career, as the Super Bowl glitz that preceded him never quite wore off enough for Ravens fans to have patience with his growth.
He will be remembered for interceptions, even though he has one more touchdown than pick for his career. His name will always be equated with futility, even though his career as a starter is 20-22.
And he’ll always shoulder the brunt of quarterbacking futility in this town, even though he departs as the best passer in franchise history.