QB Billy Volek - Los Angeles Chargers
|6-2, 214||Born: 4-28-1976||College: Fresno State||Drafted: ---|
2010 Week 2 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Volek came on late in relief of Philip Rivers, but with the game so far out of hand already all Volek ended up doing was handing it off a handful of times.
2010 Week 15 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / -2 / 0 rush)
Volek came on in relief of Rivers in the middle of the fourth quarter, just in time to hand off to the running backs and lose a few yards on a couple of kneel downs.
2009 Week 7 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
When San Diego went up by thirty in the middle of the fourth quarter, Volek entered the game in relief of Rivers but did not throw a pass.
2009 Week 16 vs TEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Billy Volek took over under center with over 11 minutes to play in the fourth quarter and finished out the blowout Week 16 victory for San Diego. Despite not throwing any passes against the Titans, Volek could be waiver wire gold for Week 17 as the Chargers have nothing to play for next week as they secured the second seed and a bye for the playoffs with the win. Expect Volek to get significant playing time and may even start next week against Washington.
2009 Week 17 vs WAS (19 / 30 / 216 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Volek showed he came to play by hitting Malcom Floyd deep on his first play and generally escaped pressure and ran the offense like he was the starter during his time in the game. His INT came on a nice drop into coverage and athletic leaping catch by Rocky McIntosh, but that didn't stop Volek from taking chances on the game-winning drive and eventually converting the game-winning TD on a play action toss to fullback Mike Tolbert. If the Chargers need to turn to Volek like they did in the 07-08 playoffs, they should be in good hands.
2007 Week 14 vs TEN (0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Volek, returning to the stadium where he first made his name, looked so awful on his two pass attempts that the Chargers determined they'd be better off with a 75% Philip Rivers than a 100% Billy Volek. His first pass attempt was a terribly underthrown pass to Vincent Jackson in the end zone for what should have been a 46 yard touchdown but instead was a meaningless incompletion. His second pass attempt resulted in an interception, and his third drop-back resulted in a sack for a loss of five yards - following a kneel down at the end of the first half, Volek didn't see another snap the remainder of the game..
2007 Week 16 vs DEN (1 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / -2 / 0 rush)
Volek's performance essentially let Chargers fans see just how valuable Philip Rivers is to the team. Volek fumbled the snap on his second play under center, and he completed just one of three passes for a grand total of one yard.
2007 Week 17 vs OAK (2 / 4 / 5 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Volek relieved Philip Rivers early in the fourth quarter and wasn't asked to do much more than turn and hand the ball off to RB Michael Turner. He nearly threw a touchdown pass on a jump ball to TE Antonio Gates on San Diego's final drive, but the big tight end was unable to establish positioning in the end zone and the pass fell incomplete.
2007 Week 19 vs IND (3 / 4 / 48 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / -1 / 1 rush)
When starter Philip Rivers left the game after re-injuring his knee on the final play of the third quarter, it fell on Volek to lead the Chargers back from a 24-21 deficit in a hostile environment with just over ten minutes left in the game and sitting at his own 22 yard line. Upon opening the drive, Volek played flawlessly. He engineered a nine play, 78 yard drive that ate up over five minutes of time and culminated with Volek himself diving into the end zone on a QB sneak for the eventual game-winning touchdown. During the drive, he didn't really try to do too much but he did make some nice plays in eluding the rush and finding the open man. On the 27 yard screen pass to Legedu Naanee, he found the most open man and enabled him to get downfield and into Colts territory to set up the score. Rivers is expected to be healthy enough to play in next week's AFC Championship Game, but if he can't (or if he is forced from the game at any point), Volek showed in very limited action that he can be relied upon in certain situations for his team.
2006 Week 17 vs ARI (1 / 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Volek filled in for an injured Philip Rivers, and his job consisted mostly of handing the ball off to LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Turner. He threw just two passes, completing one of them to Vincent Jackson for a minimal gain.
2005 Week 7 vs ARI (18 / 32 / 198 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Volek was named the starter for the injured QB Steve McNair on Saturday, and he was able to post average numbers. Volek's downfall was the turnover, as he was victimized on a tipped ball in the second quarter that was returned for a touchdown. Volek also was sacked in the fourth quarter and fumbled. Arizona grabbed possession at the spot and scored their second touchdown just a few plays later. Volek had to leave the game after the sack in which he fumbled. Officially the medical staff stated that Volek had a concussion.
2005 Week 13 vs IND (4 / 6 / 30 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
After McNair was shaken up on a pass to Troupe, Volek came in for three plays to finish out the series. At this point, the game was still on the line. During these three plays, Volek seemed to look for Troupe as a first option. Volek came back into the game after the Colts' victory was assured. In this garbage time, Volek spread the ball well.
2005 Week 16 vs MIA (14 / 24 / 132 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Volek replaced McNair in the second quarter and immediately looked for Drew Bennett who he had success throwing the ball to last year when McNair was hurt. They finally hooked up for a 55 yard touchdown strike in the fourth quarter to put the Titans back in the game, but that was the only touchdown the Titans would have in the game. He completed 14 of 24 passes for 132 yards and no interceptions. Even though he did complete a long pass, his deep throws were very seldom spirals and were not very accurate.
2005 Week 17 vs JAX (14 / 25 / 114 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Volek replaced Mauck in the second half and immediately took to the air in an attempt to get Tennessee back in the game. In relief, Volek's numbers were pretty solid although both touchdown passes came with the game well out of reach. Like Mauck, Volek also focused on the short passes to the tight end or dump off to a running back versus any deep shots downfield to his wide receivers. Volek helped Tennessee avoid the shutout when he connected with Ben Troupe for a four yard touchdown with about nine minutes left in the game. He again looked for Troupe in the end zone on the Titans' next possession but this time the pass was deflected by Jacksonville linebacker Pat Thomas and caught by tight end Bo Scaife who took the ball in for the score. Volek finished the game completing 14 of 25 passes for 114 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.