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  1. Ryan Mallett hopes to pop in preseason

    Mike Reiss

    RICHMOND, Va. - It is an annual rite of passage in New England Patriots preseason: The day before the first game, the media spotlight shines a bit brighter on the backup quarterbacks. In recent years, it traces back to Rohan Davey (2003-2004), Dou...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. NFL playoffs -- Tom Brady through the eyes of his backups

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Being a backup for the New England quarterback is one of the toughest jobs in the NFL

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers hang onto playoff spot in ESPN Insider's NFL ...

    Nik Bonaddio and Keith Goldner

    ESPN Insider's Week 12 NFL Playoff Predictor, powered by numberFire, reveals that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears loosened their grip on postseason spots.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  4. Assessing AFC East backup quarterbacks

    James Walker

    The interesting news of Vince Young working out for the Buffalo Bills this week made me think about the rest of the division. Here is a look at backup quarterbacks in the AFC East: Buffalo Bills Starter: Ryan Fitzpatrick Backup: Tyler Thi...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. Patriots face another also-ran QB

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots' last-ranked defense is a very lucky group. New England's weakest unit has had the benefit of facing backup quarterbacks Tyler Palko and Vince Young in recent victories. This week, the Patriots get the backup of the backup...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  6. NFL- Analyzing which backup QB will be the next Kevin Kolb

    Chris Sprow

    Chris Sprow breaks down 10 backup quarterbacks who could turn into hot trade commodities.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2011
  7. Watch out, Charlie Batch

    Welcome to Week 4, fans. • As a fill-in starter, Charlie Batch has posted a 4-1 record, with his one loss coming on Dec. 30, 2007 against the Baltimore Ravens. It should not be surprising. Few teams have handled backup quarterbacks any better...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  8. NFL: What Nate Allen ultimately means to the Donovan McNabb deal

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter looks at some NFL Week 4 storylines on the morning of, including the Ravens' success vs. backup QBs, the role of Nate Allen in the whole Donovan McNabb leaving Philly situation, and a new take on McNabb vs. Vick circa 2011.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2010
  9. Fantasy Football: The Scout Team - Debunking the backup QB myth

    Scott Burton

    Fear not, Larry Fitzgerald owners, starting QB injuries don't necessarily spell doom for elite fantasy wideouts. Scott Burton explains why before figuring firing up Insider's Fantasy Scout tool for some unapologetic analysis of Week 13 and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2009
  10. Practice makes perfect when it comes to QBs - Football Outsiders

    Bill Barnwell

    When it comes to QB success, reps with the first team make all the difference according to Football Outsiders. Just look at the stories of Vince Young and Matt Leinart. Plus, FBO takes a look at the most valuable and least valuable players from Week 12.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2009
  11. New England Patriots: Cutdown analysis

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Biggest surprise: The New England Patriots' most startling moves happened long before Saturday. They dropped backup quarterbacks Kevin O'Connell and Andrew Walter and said goodbye to linebacker Tedy Bruschi. ...

    Blog | September 05, 2009
  12. Peace of mind defines Belichick's backup plan

    Tim Graham

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick has a rather simple philosophy for backup quarterbacks. As he did last year, even before Tom Brady's left knee looked like shredded wheat, Belichick asked himself a question when filling out the New England Patr...

    Blog | September 01, 2009
  13. Scouts Inc. ranks the Oakland Raiders' Jeff Garcia as the top bac...

    Jeremy Green

    Scouts Inc. ranks the backup quarterbacks from top to bottom.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2009
  14. Report card: New England Patriots

    Lee Schechter

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Here are the grades from the New England Patriots' lackadaisical 17-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills on a day where the backups saw significant action. Quarterback: Tom Brady played for one half and didn't look comfortable. He play...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  15. Jimmy Garoppolo gets valuable experience

    Kyle Brasseur

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With home-field advantage in the AFC already wrapped up, it was only a matter of time until New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would spell Tom Brady Sunday against the Buffalo Bills for some valuable, on-the-...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  16. Bill Belichick: Jimmy Garoppolo 'keeps getting better'

    Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass -- Quick hits from New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's news conference on Friday: Jimmy G time? Because Sunday's game against the Bills is a meaningless in terms of postseason implications, rookie backup quarterback Jimmy ...

    Blog | December 26, 2014