NFL: Breaking Down Biggest Quarterback Controversies

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NFL: Breaking Down Biggest Quarterback Controversies
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When the Cleveland Browns named Brandon Weeden as the starting quarterback Monday afternoon, it was indicative of an increasing trend around the league.

While Cleveland's situation was less a controversy or competition than an inevitable outcome, NFL quarterbacks are getting thrown into the fire sooner rather than later in today's game.

Counting Weeden and this year's top two picks in Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, eight of the past nine first-round QBs will have started as rookies. Barring injuries to that trio, of course.

Even those outside of the first round have gotten shots right away, most notably Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Keeping all of that in mind, here is a breakdown of the biggest QB controversies in the NFL right now. Who should get the nod at the end of these respective battles?

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