While most backup NFL quarterbacks are simply not good enough to become long-term starters, there are some exceptions. I see five players who are free agents in 2012 who should get a shot to be starting QBs in the NFL.
Sure they may not be prototypical NFL QBs, but there are a few of those players who have gone on to have good careers. Michael Vick is certainly not the typical quarterback, but he has developed into a better passer in his post-prison days.
Drew Brees was considered to be too short coming out of college, and he has gone on to win a Super Bowl. To top that, he just broke Dan Marino's all-time passing yards record for a single season. There is an exception to every rule, and that holds true here.
Here are five guys who I feel deserve a chance to earn a starting spot. If Tim Tebow and his 47 percent completion percentage got a shot, so should these guys!