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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. 
list ordered by
1
Brock Osweiler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 29
Denver Broncos
2
Matt Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 44
Indianapolis Colts
3
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 39
Pittsburgh Steelers
4
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 27
Cleveland Browns
5
Blaine Gabbert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 30
San Francisco 49ers
6
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 29
Cincinnati Bengals
7
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 33
Philadelphia Eagles
8
Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 24
New England Patriots
9
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 33
Washington Redskins
10
Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 35
Arizona Cardinals
11
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 38
Baltimore Ravens
12
Zach Mettenberger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 24
Tennessee Titans
13
Ryan Mallett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 31
Houston Texans
14
Matt Cassel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 37
Buffalo Bills
15
Brandon Weeden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 36
Dallas Cowboys
16
Case Keenum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 31
St. Louis Rams
17
Luke McCown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 38
New Orleans Saints
18
T. J. Yates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 32

Atlanta Falcons

19
Mike Glennon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 30
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20
Matt Flynn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 34
New York Jets
21
Christian Ponder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 31
Oakland Raiders
22
Chad Henne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 34
Jacksonville Jaguars
23
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 35
Miami Dolphins
24
Derek Anderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 36
Carolina Panthers
25
Jimmy Clausen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Backup Quarterbacks Primed for a Breakout in 2015
age 32
Chicago Bears