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Quarterback is another position where the starter is in no danger of losing his job. Matt Schaub has developed into one of the more prolific quarterbacks in the league.
The backup quarterback spot is more unsettled, though.
Matt Leinart is probably gone. He will sign with a team that will give him a chance to battle for a starting spot. I'm not saying that Leinart necessarily warrants a shot to start, but you know some team will give it to him.
That leaves the incumbent Dan Orlovsky and recent draftee T.J. Yates from North Carolina.
Orlovsky is a decent backup to have. He has starting experience, albeit during the Lions' infamous 0-16 season, and he isn't going to go out there and embarrass you if he has to play in a pinch.
That being said, you know what you have in Orlovsky. He isn't going to get much better. He is a decent backup, but if he plays more than sparingly, you are in trouble. That's where Yates comes in.
Yates played well at UNC despite the utter chaos around him. He played in several different offenses while there, and as a senior, he had to deal with the suspension of several of his best offensive weapons. He still has a ton of room to grow.
Coach Kubiak has a history of only carrying one backup on the active roster, and if he continues that trend, we could have a real battle on our hands over which of these guys gets that spot.