In today's NFL, successful franchises are often defined by the quality of their depth. Injuries happen to the best of teams and the best of players. As a result, teams are often only as good as their backups.
But injuries aren't the only reason backups see the playing field on Sundays. The NFL in an insanely talented league full of capable athletes. These players just need a chance to shine.
In that regard, certain backups essentially force their way onto the field, giving their coaches no choice but to acknowledge their talent.
While there are bunches of backups across the league who will log steady playing time, here are 10 non-starters who will see the most game action in 2012.