Green Bay Packers: Who Should Replace Graham Harrell at Backup Quarterback?

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Green Bay Packers: Who Should Replace Graham Harrell at Backup Quarterback?
Graham Harrell's play during the preseason has been cause for concern.

Many people say that being a backup quarterback is the best job in sports—getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars just to suit up every week and stand on the sidelines.

What many of these people may not realize, however, is how being a backup quarterback is also one of the most important jobs in sports.

The Green Bay Packers know this all too well—first with Aaron Rodgers succeeding Brett Favre, and then with Matt Flynn filling in admirably on a few different occasions for Rodgers.

Now, Flynn is gone and the Packers are left with Graham Harrell, the 27-year-old who has never really been higher than third on the depth chart. Harrell was a bit of an unknown coming into the season, but now it's beginning to come into focus that Harrell doesn't have what it takes to back up Mr. Rodgers.

To be fair, Harrell isn't allotted the talent Rodgers gets to enjoy around him while he's in the game, but Harrell's statistics in his two preseason games—27-of-51, 235 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions—leave a lot to be desired.

Call it a rash decision, but the Packers may want to look into finding a new backup for Rodgers, so here are five guys who fit the bill.

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