Future NFL Stars Who Are Currently Stuck as Backups

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Future NFL Stars Who Are Currently Stuck as Backups
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With San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick signing a massive contract extension, per ESPN.com, after having started his career as a backup to Alex Smith, now seems like a good time to talk about some other guys sitting on the bench who might have the talent to be a stud.

While not all of them will get the fat stacks of cash Kaepernick just got, they can still make themselves some money by overcoming the players in front of them.

Some of these guys are rookie, while others have been watching from the sidelines a year or two already.

All of them have the talent, drive and—as important as anything else—the opportunity to make their presence known in the upcoming training camp and season.

Let's meet them, shall we?

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