Buyer's market for backup QBs

Thanks to new economics, teams can get good values and needed insurance

Originally Published: May 22, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

One of the big mistakes of the 2011 season was at backup quarterback.

Fifteen teams went into the regular season with backups who had four or fewer career starts. For the Bears, not having the right backup behind Jay Cutler led to a change at offensive coordinator and possibly at general manager. Putting Curtis Painter behind Kerry Collins in Indianapolis after Peyton Manning's neck problems aided the Colts' collapse.

Those days may be temporarily over. Thanks ...

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