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JHL6719
01-19-2012, 07:40 AM
With the talk of Matt Flynn being a hot commodity for some team needing a QB, I started thinking about prior backup quarterbacks in the NFL with little starting experience that went on to become studs for another team.

How many backup QB's like Flynn went on to become top QB's for other teams? However, I can think of many that went on to bust with their new team.

I can think of Matt Schaub, Matt Hasselbeck, Mark Brunell, Jeff Hostetler, Jake Delhomme, etc... but who else?

Kurt Warner became a backup in New York after the Giants drafted Eli prior to going to the Cardinals, but does that really count? He was a pro-bowler in St. Louis.

Who all can we come up with?

phlysac
01-19-2012, 07:47 AM
Kurt Warner became a backup in New York after the Giants drafted Eli prior to going to the Cardinals, but does that really count? He was a pro-bowler in St. Louis.

Who all can we come up with?

Well, he was cut by the Packers, and was Trent Green's backup in St. Louis.

JHL6719
01-19-2012, 07:57 AM
Well, he was cut by the Packers, and was Trent Green's backup in St. Louis.


Totally forgot about Warner being Green's backup in St. Louis. Reckon he does count then.

JHL6719
01-19-2012, 08:04 AM
Chris Chandler was a backup at several points during his career prior to being traded from the Titans to the Falcons. Made back-to-back pro bowls in Atlanta, including a 14-2 season and leading them to the superbowl.

I think he'd be a candidate.

Paul
01-19-2012, 08:27 AM
Rich Gannon count? Took him awhile though.

Giantsfan1080
01-19-2012, 08:33 AM
Jeff Hostetler.

DiG
01-19-2012, 08:40 AM
favre was technically the backup qb in atlanta when he was traded to GB. Also Doug Floutie was a backup I think twice before he was a starter.

keylime_5
01-19-2012, 09:51 AM
They're all named Matt:

Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Cassell
Matt Schaub
Matt Flynn

if your name is Matt you are next.

Ness
01-19-2012, 10:14 AM
Mark Brunell
Aaron Brooks
Matt Schaub
Matt Hasselbeck
Kurt Warner
Brett Favre

K Train
01-19-2012, 10:20 AM
They're all named Matt:

Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Ryan
Matt Schaub
Matt Flynn

if your name is Matt you are next.

Cassell, not ryan i assume?

thats funny though

keylime_5
01-19-2012, 10:27 AM
Cassell, not ryan i assume?

thats funny though

yeah yeah. Cassel. Easy to mix up since they are all Matts.

DraftSavant
01-19-2012, 10:35 AM
http://www.sportscards4all.com/store/images/93%20SP%20%20BRUNELL%20%20ROOKIE.jpg

brat316
01-19-2012, 10:37 AM
Tom Brady?

Ness
01-19-2012, 10:39 AM
Tom Brady?

He has only been on one NFL team in his career. Doesn't count.

Paul
01-19-2012, 11:17 AM
Green Bay's history of back up QB's has been pretty rediculous

WCH
01-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Mark Brunell
Aaron Brooks
Matt Schaub
Matt Hasselbeck
Kurt Warner
Brett Favre

All of those guys except Schaub were brought into Green Bay by Ron Wolf.

That's ridiculous.

JHL6719
01-19-2012, 11:24 AM
Stan Humphries.

Ness
01-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Stan Humphries.

That's a good one. Even he fared better than Rob Johnson.


I wonder if Trent Green counts.

Ness
01-19-2012, 11:33 AM
Oh how could I forget Jake Delhomme.

DraftSavant
01-19-2012, 11:34 AM
Stan Humphries.

FATBOY!!! (10)

BlindSite
01-19-2012, 06:21 PM
Mark Brunell
Brett Favre
Jake Delhomme
Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Schaub
Kurt Warner
Marc Bulger
Tom Brady
Matt Cassel
Brad Johnson (at times)
Jeff Garcia (at times)
Doug Flutie

Ness
01-19-2012, 06:28 PM
Mark Brunell
Brett Favre
Jake Delhomme
Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Schaub
Kurt Warner
Marc Bulger
Tom Brady
Matt Cassel
Brad Johnson (at times)
Jeff Garcia (at times)
Doug Flutie

Bulger didn't become a starter elsewhere. Neither did Tom Brady.