The QB carrousel in the NFL has been working overtime, especially when it comes to backups.
While the moves of Alex Smith (49ers to Chiefs), Carson Palmer (Raiders to Cardinals) and Matt Flynn (Seahawks to Raiders) into likely starting jobs have generated the most interest, even more interesting is the activity when it comes to the No. 2 spot at the No. 1 position.
Check out these teams that have made moves with their backups:
Team Backup was Backup is
Cardinals Kevin Kolb/John Skelton Drew Stanton
Falcons Luke McCown Dominique Davis
Buffalo Tyler Thigpen Tarvaris Jackson
Bengals Bruce Gradkowski John Skelton/Josh Johnson
Browns Colt McCoy Jason Campbell
Bears Jason Campbell Josh McCown
Colts Drew Stanton Matt Hasselbeck
Chiefs Brady Quinn Chase Daniel
Jets Greg McElroy David Garrard
Vikings Joe Webb Matt Cassel
Saints Chase Daniel Luke McCown
Steelers Charlie Batch Bruce Gradkowski
49ers Alex Smith Colt McCoy
Seahawks Matt Flynn To be determined
Buccaneers Dan Orlovsky To be determined
Titans Matt Hasselbeck Ryan Fitzpatrick
Which teams improved themselves the most in all this shuffling? Don Banks at SI.com weighs in with his rankings, which have Fitzpatrick, Cassel, Hasselbeck, Garrard and Campbell in the Top 5 – and in that order.