- Steve Palazzolo, NFL
The quest to find a franchise quarterback takes teams far and wide. From the first round of the draft to offseason trades to the unlikely free-agent hit (Drew Brees), teams are always looking. While the road to a championship generally runs through a franchise quarterback, it's essential to have a contingency plan in place in case of injury to the top guy. Nothing can derail an entire offseason of preparation like an awful performance from the backup quarterback, even over a short period.
Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus writes which backup quarterbacks have generated interest among NFL GMs. Nick Foles, who has been strong since taking over Michael Vick's spot in Philadelphia, tops the list.