Who can you turn to with the game hanging in the balance? When there are just minutes left on the clock and your team is trailing by a few points? In the NFL, this is a question that must be answered time and time again over the course of every season.
Some players have made entire careers out of their ability to step up in the most critical moments of a contest and deliver an accurate pass or make a tremendous catch in traffic. Other guys have found themselves out of work because they simply wilted under the pressure of a game-defining moment.
Here we will look at those players who currently know how to shine their brightest when the clutch meter is kicked up to 10. These are the guys who win games for their teams because of their unique ability to stay calm under pressure and turn in outstanding performances.
There is no one definable statistic for determining the most clutch players the game has to offer, so we must turn to the scary metric of opinion and judgment. A list like this is obviously going to be dominated by QBs, but let's not spoil too much too soon.
These are the five most clutch players in the NFL today, and we start with one of the game's best quarterbacks, who also happens to play in one of the league's most storied cities...