NFL quarterbacks are undoubtedly the most scrutinized athletes on the planet, and the pressure to reach and sustain stardom surrounds a number of signal-callers heading into the 2013 NFL season.
Being a successful quarterback in the NFL means one can handle the gamut of media emotions. The man behind center may spend weeks slowly creeping up the roller coaster. He may be building positive momentum in the media only to find himself flipped upside down and at the bottom in a matter of seconds.
Some of these guys have shown flashes of brilliance, while others are teetering on the term "bust." Regardless of NFL experience, without reaching new heights in 2013, their teams may decide to pull the plug on their era and start looking elsewhere for a franchise quarterback.
With their jobs and reputations on the line, these NFL quarterbacks face a make-or-break 2013.