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Topic: Have any college backup QBs made it in the NFL?
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Have any college backup QBs made it in the NFL?


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 8:40 AM
 

I know the NFL is covered with former backups who became all-pro starters (Tom Brady), but have any college backups made it in the NFL?


Matt Cassel was a backup every year at USC***

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Posted: Oct 11, 2018 8:47 AM
 



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Pretty sure Brady never started a game at Michigan


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 8:56 AM
 

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Brady certainly was the starter at Michigan his junior and


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 9:01 AM
 

senior years.


Re: Have any college backup QBs made it in the NFL?


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 8:58 AM
 

So apparently, someone can be a backup QB, play behind a really talented starter, learn from them, apply that to their game, and then have a successful career? Hmmm.


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Posted: Oct 11, 2018 9:02 AM
 

Right. You just need NFL arm talent...


Re: Have any college backup QBs made it in the NFL?


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 8:58 AM
 

Brad Johnson from Black Mountain NC went to FSU and never started but started for several NFL teams and had a long NFL career!


Johnson started some games at FSU.***


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 9:00 AM
 




Re: Johnson started some games at FSU.***


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 9:11 AM
 

Yeah you’re correct ... he started the first 6 games as a junior and one game as a senior ... but he was a backup for most of his career and really had a better NFL career than “college” career...and a much better NFL career than the QB’s who started over him at FSU...


Re: Have any college backup QBs made it in the NFL?


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 10:14 AM
 

Jim Kelly was backed up by Bernie Kosar and Vinny Testaverde; all NFL QB's. 4th stringer Mark Richt had to settle on becoming a college head coach.


Re: Have any college backup QBs made it in the NFL?


Posted: Oct 11, 2018 11:36 AM
 

Jesse Palmer was only a part time starter at Florida and lost the starting job to Rex Grossman his senior year.

He was drafted in the mid rounds and played 5 year in the NFL.

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