Teams are finding it's time for Plan B

Several backup quarterbacks step in this week for injured and ineffective starters

Originally Published: October 20, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

In every city, the backup quarterback is often the most popular player.

Fans get frustrated when starting quarterbacks make mistakes. An interception or a series of three-and-outs can inspire fans to chant for the backup. The Mile High City of Denver is a perfect example. Kyle Orton and the Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers, but many felt a personal victory in seeing Tim Tebow replace Orton as the starting quarterback.

Welcome to Replacement Quarterback Weekend. ...

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