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quarterback

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a player in American or Canadian football, positioned usually behind the centre, who directs attacking play
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For example, some quarterbacks prefer to scramble one way or another.
Garrard is now 5-1 as a replacement for Leftwich over the past twoseasons, which raises a question: When you have quarterbacks with different skill sets, why not mix and match them to fit the situation -- just like coaches do with virtually every other position?
And he had to be one of the five or six greatest quarterbacks of all time.
Both quarterbacks from last year's Super Bowl were left counting stars 7/8 only one of them the lucky kind.
Those are the type of quarterbacks that give defenses problems.
The Chargers are one of seven teams that changed quarterbacks during a turbulent off-season in the NFL, letting free agent Drew Brees leave rather than commit to a long-term deal with a quarterback coming off shoulder surgery.
In the past seven years, 21 quarterbacks have been chosen in the first round - or more than had been taken in the previous 14 drafts.