2012 NFL Draft: 5 Surprise Teams That Should Draft a Quarterback

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2012 NFL Draft: 5 Surprise Teams That Should Draft a Quarterback
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The NFL is a different animal these days.

Gone are the days when an average, game-managing quarterback could lead a team to Super Bowl triumph (I think you hear me, Dilfer).

The teams that don't currently have a long-term, franchise option at quarterback are at a decided disadvantage.

Consider the Super Bowl winners of late, for example. The quarterbacks to win Super Bowls in the past 10 years include Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and the Manning brothers.

Turn back the clock 10 or 20 years, to an NFL where defense and running the football were paramount, and names of Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks included Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Mark Rypien and Jeff Hostetler.

Those days are long gone.

With all of this in mind, I look for several teams you might not expect to review their long-term solutions at quarterback.

Here are five surprise teams that should draft a quarterback in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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