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QBs are overprotected for a reason

Complaints won't change league stance on preserving most valued commodities

Originally Published: November 20, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Protect the quarterback.

That is the highest priority of the NFL's competition committee. The quarterback is the franchise. He is each team's most valuable commodity. He is the show.

So when the competition committee meets each offseason to consider rules proposals and potential changes, it revisits hits on the quarterbacks that occurred the previous season. The goal is to make sure the committee has the right rules in place to most effectively protect the quarterbacks from suffering ...

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