Overall, five QBs making playoff debuts

This weekend's wild-card matchups feature veteran playoff QBs vs. signal callers making their postseason debuts.

Updated: January 8, 2006, 12:10 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It is the most mundane of football events, the action with which every play from scrimmage commences. An exchange that should be nearly as natural and involuntary an afterthought as, say, drawing your next breath.

But for a quarterback making his NFL postseason debut, simply taking his first snap from center is often anything but a snap.

"No matter how many times people say to you, 'Calm down, it's just another game,' that really isn't the case," said Carolina Panthers quarterback ...

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