Young guns lacking in AFC

Conference could soon have up to 10 starting QBs 30 or older; will NFC rule?

Originally Published: April 13, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

When Peyton Manning went to the Broncos and David Garrard went to the Dolphins, it struck me how old the AFC is becoming at quarterback.

With Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Schaub, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Cassel either at 30 or right on the cusp, the AFC -- if Garrard wins the Dolphins' job -- will have 10 starting quarterbacks in their 30s by the end of November (Fitzpatrick turns 30 on Nov. 24). That's a lot. And in some respects, it's a little scary.


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