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Billy Volek | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/28/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Fresno State
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Free agent QB Billy Volek was reportedly "insulted" when the Chargers offered him one year at the veteran minimum to return to San Diego.
For a guy who has turned down starting opportunities in the past to settle on backup deals, Volek has a high opinion of himself. The 36-year-old turned down San Diego's offer, and the club opted for Kyle Boller. "We did offer Billy," Chargers GM A.J. Smith confirmed. "Billy was No. 1 on our ready list. ... It didn’t work out. You will have to ask Billy and his agent why." Fri, Jul 27, 2012 10:43:00 PM

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A reunion between free agent QB Billy Volek and the Chargers is not imminent at this time.

Per the Union-Tribune, there is still mutual interest after backup Charlie Whitehurst's Thursday knee injury. But the sides have been unable to agree to terms. The Chargers released Volek in March, before he was due a $750,000 roster bonus.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 11:02:00 AM

Chargers released QB Billy Volek.

Volek was due a $750,000 roster bonus and is expendable following the signing of backup Charlie Whitehurst. Volek hasn't started an NFL game since 2005. His release saves the Chargers $3.5 million in cap space.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 10:03:00 PM

Chargers re-signed QB Billy Volek to a two-year contract.

Volek has spent the last four years backing up Philip Rivers, who hasn't missed a start during that span. The 35-year-old posted a 50.7 completion rate and 0:4 TD-to-INT ratio in the 2010 preseason, but the Chargers value Volek's stability and familiarity with the offense. We'd expect free agent Marc Bulger to follow suit now and re-sign with the Ravens. Volek was in a similar position as Bulger three years ago, and couldn't resist the clipboard.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 04:33:00 PM

The Chargers reportedly "hope" to re-sign free agent QB Billy Volek.

The only team we've heard connected with Volek all offseason was the Panthers, and multiple reports denied their interest. The Bolts signed Wisconsin's Scott Tolzien as a developmental project, but they still want veteran insurance behind Philip Rivers.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 01:21:00 PM

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome considers signing a veteran backup quarterback a priority once free agency begins.

Our best guess is Billy Volek, who's been in a Cam Cameron-style offense since arriving in San Diego and would be a natural replacement for Marc Bulger. The Baltimore Sun mentions other possibilities that include Bulger, Kerry Collins, Todd Collins, Todd Bouman, Rex Grossman, and Chad Pennington.
Thu, May 19, 2011 10:14:00 AM

Updating a previous item, the Gaston Gazette's Steve Reed is now told by league sources that the Panthers are unlikely to pursue free agent QB Billy Volek as a stopgap option.

Reed was apparently just connecting the dots when he first floated the idea of Volek to the Panthers as a "mentor" in Rob Chudzinski's offense. It's not clear if Carolina will ditch the veteran fill-in option altogether, or if it's just a lack of interest in Volek.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 02:29:00 PM

The Gaston Gazette's Steve Reed reiterated his belief that free agent QB Billy Volek could follow Ron Rivera to Carolina once free agency kicks off.

Reed appears to be the one local writer who believes the Panthers' interest in Cam Newton is more smokescreen than genuine. Be it Newton or Jimmy Clausen as the developmental QB, Volek could be brought in as a "mentor" in Rob Chudzinski's offense. Though he'd be a bottom-tier NFL starter, Volek would actually be welcome news for the production of Steve Smith in 2011.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 01:46:00 PM

The Gaston Gazette's Steve Reed speculates that free agent QB Billy Volek could be an option for the Panthers in 2011.

Both of the primary newspapers covering the team believe the Panthers will bring in a veteran QB as a fallback option to Jimmy Clausen. Volek makes sense because he worked with new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski in San Diego the past two years. While the 35-year-old is no team's idea of a QB solution, he's at least capable of moving an offense down the field. We can't say the same for Clausen.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 05:12:00 PM

Impending free agent QB Billy Volek says he would like to re-sign with the Chargers, but may also be interested in testing the market.

"It’s a quarterback-hungry league," Volek said. "I know my agent is very excited about it. ... Right now, the ball is in the San Diego Chargers’ court." Volek has always seemed satisfied with a backup role, and coach Norv Turner was adamant Monday that he wants Volek back. A reunion appears probable.
Tue, Jan 4, 2011 12:06:00 AM

Chargers backup QB Billy Volek is not expected to be available Sunday after missing Thursday's practice with a knee injury.

Volek apparently suffered the injury in the preseason finale, but the Chargers have kept the details on the down-low. His questionable status explains the signing of journeyman J.T. Sullivan earlier in the week.
Thu, Sep 9, 2010 06:22:00 PM

Playing the final three quarters, Billy Volek completed 19-of-30 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Redskins in Week 17.

The Chargers offense stalled after Philip Rivers left at the end of the first quarter, though Volek was able pull it together late in the game. One of the most reliable backups in the game, Volek is signed through 2010.
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 08:41:00 PM

Chargers coach Norv Turner confirmed that Billy Volek will play extensively off the bench in Week 17.

Philip Rivers will start, but won't last long. "I want to see Billy get some good opportunities," Turner said. One of the game's better backups, Volek rang up an impressive 131.6 passer rating in the preseason. Volek's matchup against the Redskins will be easier than usual with safeties Reed Doughty and LaRon Landry out. Look for Volek to play three quarters, if not more.
Fri, Jan 1, 2010 07:54:00 PM

Chargers backup QB Billy Volek has a 131.6 passer rating through three preseason games.

"He's really gone to another level," coach Norv Turner said. Volek is 21-of-28 for 290 yards and two touchdowns thus far. If Philip Rivers suffers an injury, Volek could step in as a borderline fantasy starter in the Chargers offense.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 11:20:00 AM

Chargers re-signed QB Billy Volek to a three-year, $9 million contract. Profootballtalk.com reports the deal includes a $3 million signing bonus.

Volek showed he can be a game manager in the playoffs and was needed in San Diego with Philip Rivers (ACL surgery) on the mend. It's hard to knock Bill Parcells, but we definitely would've taken Volek over Josh McCown.
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 07:58:00 PM

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