Are third-string QBs going extinct?
Being a backup QB can be frustrating at times, but the job pays well and has many built-in benefits, writes Matt Mosley.
One of the best ways to drive up your price as a backup quarterback in the NFL is to make sure you never take the field. I mean, if Matt Schaub can just keep this up, he'll be remembered as the man Michael Vick prevented from leading the Falcons to the Super Bowl.
Never before has so much money gone to men whom teams are praying they won't have to use.
Even though the league has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, teams still pay a premium for reliable backups. ...
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