Kicking Tires: Billy Volek

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 14: Quarterback Billy Volek #7 of the San Diego Chargers throws a pass against the Chicago Bears on August 14 2010 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Ok one last day in the geriatric section for "Kicking Tires." Please do not make me put out a disclaimer today. Today we'll look at spot duty specialist/old timer Billy Volek.

Volek has been with the Chargers since 2006 and has never started a game there, thanks to Drew Brees and Philip Rivers. I have to be honest after 2004 I really thought Volek was poised to become a legitimate starter somewhere in the NFL. So what are the positives and negatives when it come to Volek?

Lets start with the negatives. For one Volek is 35 years old and like I said before has not seen much action since the 2004 with the Titans. For his career he has only started 10 NFL games and is 3-7 in those games. Also I'd be surprised if Volek isn't back in San Diego, signing a 2 year contract. He has been a solid spot guy and he is from California.

So what are the positives with Volke? Well I'm sure Shanny is familiar with him from divisional play. Also Volek is the only QB besides Marion, Fouts, and Phil Simms to throw over 400 yards in tow consecutive games, so clearly if got a starting gig then he would be destined for Canton. ALSO Volek did have a 100% completion percentage this past year going 1 for 1, so he's deadly accurate.

Ok, I'm definitely not on the Volek train. Lets start looking at some newer models!

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