The backup quarterback is an undervalued position. The backup doesn't usually see game action until he is needed most—when the starter, who is often a franchise player, succumbs to injury. If the unthinkable happens, who would you want taking the snaps and leading your team's offense? This is a tribute to the unsung heroes that are backup quarterbacks in the NFL.
This is also the first of a series of sideshows that I intend to compile, counting down the top ten (currently active) players at each position in the NFL, based on prior performance, 2008 performance, their overall legacy as a player, and other intangible factors.