The Frerotte era in St. Louis?
Although it is obviously not the "Gus Frerotte Era" in St. Louis, it will be Frerotte’s team for the next couple weeks while Bulger rides the pine, trying to heal some of his wounds (broken ribs, sore knee, hurt shoulder, etc). Bulger has been a sitting duck the past few weeks with the offensive line in disarray, something you don’t want to say about a quarterback your team just gave a huge contract extension to. Frerotte has been a journeyman throughout his career and has proven to be a decent backup in his time with Washington, Detroit, Denver, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Miami, and now St. Louis, but he’s probably most famous for his self-caused concussion while playing for the Redskins.
At this point, Bulger is one of the most frequently dropped quarterbacks in many fantasy leagues. I can’t disagree with this action, as there are plenty of quarterbacks that are sure to have better fantasy seasons this year, but if you’re interested in a spot-start, Frerotte might be a decent play. This offense was supposed to be a new version of the "Greatest Show on Turf", and maybe a healthy quarterback is just what it needed. However, if Frerotte performs too well, who knows how excited he’ll get…and you might be looking for another quarterback next week after he gives himself another concussion.