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Five NFL QB Battles: Who Will WIn?

Mike RContributor IMay 1, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders in action  against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Jason Campbell vs. JaMarcus Russell

It looks like JaMarcus Russell is trying to salvage his NFL career. The Raiders QB has apparently come into camp in shape and focused according to a report by ESPN. Russell apparently feels the pressure now that the Raiders have acquired Jason Campbell for a 4th round pick from the Redskins.
My take: Campbell is the better NFL quarterback and will win the job by August.

Brady Quinn vs. Kyle Orton vs. Tim Tebow

This is one of the more interesting quarterback battles in the NFL. The Broncos have three average quarterbacks on their roster. Orton is the most efficient of the three and is a journeyman at best. Quinn is shaping up to be a draft bust ala Tommy Maddox. Tebow was a great college player but will never be an elite NFL QB.
My take: Orton wins the job and Quinn is the backup. Orton will be dealt after the season and Tebow will be the starter by 2011.

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Jake Delhomme vs. Seneca Wallace vs. Colt McCoy

Seneca Wallace proved that he is a backup quarterback and not a starter. McCoy will likely need to sit for awhile before being subjected to the punishment of the NFL. Delhomme is a turnover waiting to happen.
My take: Delhomme will start the season before being yanked. McCoy will be under center before the 2010 season ends.

Matt Moore vs. Jimmy Clausen

Don't underestimate Matt Moore. Moore is a solid NFL quarterback and had a 98.5 rating last season. He had 8 TD's and 2 INT's in limited action last season. Clausen may be the quarterback of the future but Moore isn't going to surrender this job without a fight.
My take: Matt Moore will keep the quarterback job for the entire season.

Matt Hasselbeck vs. Charlie Whitehurst

Can an aging Matt Hasslebeck hold off a seldom used backup quarterback? I think both quarterbacks will struggle as the Seahawks only have one legitimate receiving option in T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
My take: Hasselbeck hasn't played a complete season in 2 years. This year will be no different as Whitehurst will get significant playing time.


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