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2015 sports Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015  

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List Rules Vote up the backup NFL QBs most likely to overshadow starters in the 2015-2016 season

Some say backup quarterbacks have the best job in the world - they get millions of dollars to hold clip boards. But some of the best quarterbacks of all time were backups thrown unexpectedly into a starting position. Tom Brady was Drew Bledsoe's backup before Bledsoe got hurt. Kurt Warner was Trent Green's backup before Green went down. The list goes on and on.

Which 2015 backup quarterbacks will see glory this season? No, we are not asking you to rank the best backup quarterbacks of 2015. We are asking you to rank the backup quarterbacks most likely to make an impact. Matt Hasselbeck is talented, but his chances of playing time are way smaller than Mark Sanchez's, since the Eagles' backup is sitting behind injury-prone Sam Bradford. 

Go ahead and vote up the backup quarterbacks you think will step up this season! Downvote the QBs who will stay in the shadows of starters. If we're missing any backups you believe in, add them to the list. And remember, Tom Brady is no longer suspended, so Jimmy Garoppolo my not be 2015's breakout backup QB after all. 
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86 54
Brock Osweiler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Brock Osweiler age 28 - Denver Broncos

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53 56
Matt Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Matt Hasselbeck age 43 - Indianapolis Colts

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56 71
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Michael Vick age 38 - Pittsburgh Steelers

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67 88
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Johnny Manziel age 26 - Cleveland Browns

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40 51
Blaine Gabbert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Blaine Gabbert age 29 - San Francisco 49ers

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41 62
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
AJ McCarron age 28 - Cincinnati Bengals

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48 80
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Mark Sanchez age 32 - Philadelphia Eagles

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33 57
Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Jimmy Garoppolo age 24 - New England Patriots

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39 69
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Colt McCoy age 32 - Washington Redskins

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32 59
Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Drew Stanton age 34 - Arizona Cardinals

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29 56
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Matt Schaub age 37 - Baltimore Ravens

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30 58
Zach Mettenberger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Zach Mettenberger age 24 - Tennessee Titans

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35 70
Ryan Mallett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Ryan Mallett age 30 - Houston Texans

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30 61
Matt Cassel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Matt Cassel age 36 - Buffalo Bills

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26 56
Brandon Weeden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Brandon Weeden age 35 - Dallas Cowboys

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24 54
Case Keenum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Case Keenum age 30 - St. Louis Rams

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24 55
Luke McCown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Luke McCown age 37 - New Orleans Saints

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20 49
T. J. Yates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
T. J. Yates age 31 - Atlanta Falcons

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26 61
Mike Glennon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Mike Glennon age 29 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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22 54
Matt Flynn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Matt Flynn age 33 - New York Jets

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20 52
Christian Ponder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Christian Ponder age 30 - Oakland Raiders

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19 51
Chad Henne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Chad Henne age 33 - Jacksonville Jaguars

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19 52
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Matt Moore age 34 - Miami Dolphins

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18 50
Derek Anderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Derek Anderson age 35 - Carolina Panthers

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19 56
Jimmy Clausen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Jimmy Clausen age 31 - Chicago Bears

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15 48
Tarvaris Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Tarvaris Jackson age 35 - Seattle Seahawks

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16 51
Shaun Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Shaun Hill age 38 - Minnesota Vikings

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14 49
Ryan Nassib is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Ryan Nassib age 28 - New York Giants

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14 53
Chase Daniel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Chase Daniel age 32 - Kansas City Chiefs

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10 49
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Kellen Clemens age 35 - San Diego Chargers

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10 52
Scott Tolzien is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Scott Tolzien age 31 - Green Bay Packers

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9 50
Dan Orlovsky is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
Dan Orlovsky age 35 - Detroit Lions

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4 37
Percy Inglis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
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