The Sports Xchange discusses Chicago Bears players Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, Kellen Davis, Tim…
Former starters taking on new role
In the first weekend of the 2011 NFL season, Jason Campbell, Rex Grossman, Chad Henne, Colt McCoy and Kyle Orton were starting quarterbacks for their respective teams in season openers. Nine months later, all five veteran quarterbacks -- with an average of 47.6 regular season starts among them -- project as backups for their current franchises. "You do what you have to do ... but it does take a certain getting used to," conceded Campbell, the onetime Washington and Oakland starter signed to a one-year deal by Chicago during the offseason as the backup to Jay Cutler, to The Sports Xchange. It takes a certain mindset to be a productive backup quarterback in the NFL, a mentality with which many onetime starters struggle, but one with which several players will have to become comfortable this season. It will be a transition that could be very intriguing in 2012, certainly an interesting element to the year. Rarely, if ever, have so many veteran quarterbacks who arguably retain...
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