Backup QBs need more practice time

NFL teams let replacements fall behind. No wonder they can't take over in a pinch

Updated: November 12, 2013, 2:01 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Here's a question for every NFL quarterback: What did you know about the game you're paid to play, and when did you know it? I ask this because backup quarterbacks seem to be -- speaking objectively and scientifically -- the least prepared humans in the entire world when it comes to doing their jobs.

The quarterback situation is nearing crisis stage for the NFL. Whenever a league invests so much of its capital -- money and marketing -- on one position, the whole enterprise ...

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