Oakland Raider's owner Al Davis reached for another Bay Area college arm today, signing former Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Kyle Boller. Boller spent last season with the St. Louis Rams.
If you're one of those cut-to-the-chase type of readers, here's the short version of the fantasy impact: there is none. Or at least very little.
Boller goes to a team that is in perhaps worse shape than the Rams were, and certainly worse than the Ravens were. Yet Boller couldn't help them either. So it seems almost implausible that he'll have much better luck in Oaktown.
He does offer a better arm than JaMarcus Russell or Bruce Gradkowski, but that's not saying much. If he does start the season under center for the Raiders, their wide receivers have a little more hope for fantasy production. But again, that's not saying much.
The only question here is how this might impact the Raiders on draft day. My thought was they would ruin Jimmy Clausen's life by selecting him, or more up Al Davis's alley, that he'd reach high for Tim Tebow. Perhaps now he's willing to wait on Tebow and fill another need in the top of the first round.
For what it's worth, Boller did play for Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson for one year in Baltimore when Jackson was the Ravens' quarterbacks coach.
So Kyle Boller is now a Raider...who cares?