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Back-up battle brewing

Coleman, Harrell to vie for No. 2 QB spot

9:41 PM, Jul. 20, 2013
Second-year quarterback B.J. Coleman is aiming to unseed veteran Graham Harrell as the backup to Aaron Rodgers for the Green Bay Packers.
Second-year quarterback B.J. Coleman is aiming to unseed veteran Graham Harrell as the backup to Aaron Rodgers for the Green Bay Packers.
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For NFL teams with a top-10 quarterback, there are a couple schools of thought for backing him up.

One is to put essentially all resources into other positions, thinking if you lose your quarterback for the season, the Super Bowl is out of reach no matter who replaces him. The 2011 Indianapolis Colts, for instance, dropped from a likely playoff team with Peyton Manning to the NFL's worst team without him, and were rewarded with probably another decade-plus of success when they used the first pick overall in last year's draft on Andrew Luck.

The other option is to put decent money or significant ...

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