5 Backup NFL QBs Who Have a Legitimate Shot to Win a Training Camp Battle

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5 Backup NFL QBs Who Have a Legitimate Shot to Win a Training Camp Battle
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton, a potential starter in 2012

Battles for starting spots will occur in all 32 NFL training camps this summer, spanning across every position. No battles will be more high profile, however, than starting-quarterback competitions.

Some changes in starting quarterbacks are clearly evident. Rookies Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, the first and second overall picks in the 2012 NFL draft, should start for their respective teams (the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins) immediately. Meanwhile, legendary veteran Peyton Manning takes over as an immediate starter for the Denver Broncos after signing as a free agent this offseason.

On the other hand, there are numerous other quarterbacks who have a chance to unseat incumbent or projected starters, but will have to outperform their more proven counterpart to do so. The following five quarterbacks all have a very legitimate chance of moving from the second unit into the role of first-string signal-caller for their team.

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