NFL: Ideal Scenarios in 2013 for Top Backup Quarterbacks

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NFL: Ideal Scenarios in 2013 for Top Backup Quarterbacks
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The NFL is clearly a quarterback dominated league. The teams with the best records also have the elite quarterbacks, and that is no coincidence.

The last team to truly thrive, and that means win a Super Bowl, with an average QB was Tampa Bay with Trent Dilfer in 2002. And if you're math is correct, you should realize that was a full decade ago.

For the teams without franchise quarterbacks or studs at the position, investing a high draft pick and spending top dollar on an unproven player is a dangerous game. Just ask the Oakland Raiders how Jamarcus Russel worked out. Or Ryan Leaf in San Diego. Or Tim Couch in Cleveland. Or David Carr in Houston. Or Joey Harrington in Detroit. I think the point is very clear.

Rather than teams going all in for a player who has proven nothing as a professional, teams would be better suited acquiring a quality backup and building around them. Luckily for the mediocre teams in the NFL, there are a few backups worth building around.

This list looks at the top backup quarterbacks and which situation would be ideal for both team and player in 2013. These backups are more than capable and simply need an opportunity to succeed.

Here are the ideal scenarios for the top backup quarterbacks in 2013.

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