Between Marc Bulger and Kyle Boller, which — if either — will emerge as the healthiest?
The odds probably are with Bulger. Yet throughout the bulk of Sunday's 38-10 home loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Boller appeared to be pushing hard to hold on to the starting job he's had the past two weeks while Bulger recovers from an injured shoulder.
That changed on the second play of the fourth quarter. Boller was clobbered by DE Ray Edwards just as he released a pass into the end zone. The ball was intercepted and Boller was shaken up.
Still, he was dazed enough that coach Steve Spagnuolo turned to Bulger, who served as Boller's backup after suiting up as the No. 3 quarterback last week.
"I'm just glad we could go in and get some points and escape without hurting the shoulder again," said Bulger, who added that he believes he'll be sound enough to return to the lineup Sunday at Jacksonville.
"It's getting close," he said. "I still need a little more velocity throwing the ball. You never know till you get hit, so we'll see. But ... I think I'll be ready to play the game next week."
If asked, that is. Should Boller bounce back quickly, Spagnuolo might have a decision to make.