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Backup QBs - NFC

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Now the backup quarterbacks in the NFC.  These are the guys who might be paying a long visit to the bench, and the guys who will be stepping into the huddle to replace them.

Dallas Cowboys - I know, I know, Cowboys fans will hate me for this.  Tony Romo is a nice quarterback, but in his final five games he finished with 8 interceptions to only 6 touchdowns, lost four fumbles and had a QB rating of 77.1.  And then there was that whole thing with the snap. There's no telling how he comes back from that.  So if he implodes, Jerry Jones may pull the trigger and bring in Brad Johnson.   It sounds improbable, but no more improbable than Tony Romo making the Pro Bowl.

Washington Redskins - Let me say this right now: I don't think Jason Campbell will get replaced this season.  In fact, I think he's going to have a good year.  But these are the Redskins, so there's always a chance of a poorly thought out QB change.   The #2 is the ancient Mark Brunell, who actually threw for over 3000 yards and 23 touchdowns only 2 years ago.  The hotshot rookie is Jordan Palmer, who is unlikely to get a shot, but just so you know the name.

Minnesota Vikings -Tarvaris Jackson might be the worst fantasy starting quarterback in the NFL.  No receivers, no tight ends and two monster running backs.  Whatever you do, don't draft Tarvaris Jackson for your fantasy team.  Having said that, I don't think Jackson will be replaced either.  Why?  The only replacements are Brooks Bollinger and somebody named Tyler Thigpen.  The Vikes have too much invested in Jackson to pull him for one of those guys.  The only reason I list him here is if a veteran gets cut during camp (Joey Harrington? Kelly Holcomb?) and things go badly the Vikes may decide to give Jackson a "rest" before he becomes emotionally scarred.

Atlanta Falcons - Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof! Grrrrr, woof, woof, woof!  Woof, woof, woof, woof, grrrrr....grrr....woof, woof, woof!!!   Which brings us to either Joey Harrington or Chris Redman.   I like Redman due to his past history with Bobby Petrino, though either one of them could be decent fantasy options under the new Petrino-style offense.