With starting QBs dropping, every NFL team needs a good backup plan
THERE ARE TWO kinds of teams in the NFL: teams whose quarterbacks are injured and teams whose quarterbacks will be injured. Sure, some generations produce iron men like Brett Favre and Eli Manning. But sooner or later, most clubs must face the prospect of their most crucial player going down. In Week 10 alone, Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and Michael Vick suffered concussions and Ben Roethlisberger injured his throwing shoulder. At this time last season, seven teams were playing without their Week 1 starters.
Given how often quarterbacks are battered onto the bench, you'd think franchises would be prepared to replace them. But you'd be wrong. Year
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