Kevin Kolb was touted as the Eagles next franchise quarterback following Donovan McNabb's trade to the rival Washington Redskins last offseason. A concussion in Week 1, and Michael Vick's electrifying play in six quarters against the Green Pay Packers and Detroit Lions, have quickly relegated Kolb to backup status. Head coach Andy Reid officially declared Vick as the team's Week 3 starter on Tuesday.
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Here we go again. After Young finally wrestled the Tennessee Titans starting quarterback job away from Kerry Collins midway through the 2009 campaign, he found himself on the sidelines once again following his 66-yard passing effort against the Steelers in Week 2. Though head coach Jeff Fisher brought Collins into the game, he's stated that Young will remain the Titans starting quarterback moving forward.
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Still biding time until Ben Roethlisberger returns from his suspension in Week 5, the Steelers say Charlie Batch will be their starting quarterback Sunday in Tampa Bay. Batch relieved an injured Dennis Dixon in the team's 19-11 victory in Week 2, while Byron Leftwich was re-signed after recovering from his own knee injury suffered in the preseason.
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Brought in to end the Raiders' quarterback issues of recent years, Jason Campbell quickly earned himself a spot on the bench following his 8 of 15, no touchdown, one interception performance against the St. Louis Rams last Sunday. He was replaced by Bruce Gradkowski, who maneuvered the team to a gritty 16-14 win. Gradkowski will get the start for the Raiders in Week 3.
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The Cardinals' release of quarterback Matt Leinart in early September opened the door for Derek Anderson to assume the team's starting job. Throwing only one touchdown in Arizona's first two games, Anderson and his less than stellar play have many wondering how long it will be before head coach Ken Whisenhunt hands the ball over to rookie Max Hall out of BYU.
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Finally free of the Brady Quinn-Derek Anderson quarterback dilemma that plagued most of the Browns 2009 season, Jake Delhomme was supposed to provide Cleveland with stability under center. Head coach Eric Mangini and the Browns haven't been so lucky -- Delhomme tweaked his ankle in Week 1, giving backup Seneca Wallace the opportunity to temporarily take over the starting role.
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford looked sharp to start to 2010 NFL season, completing 11 of 15 passes and helping the Lions to an early 14-10 lead over the Chicago Bears in Week 1. A right shoulder injury sent Stafford into a spectator role, as Shaun Hill fronted the Lions in their Week 2 showdown with the Eagles. Hill will start again in Week 3.
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After watching Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards (5) throw for a meager 241 combined passing yards and two interceptions in Week 1 and 2 losses, head coach Chan Gailey has opted to start Ryan Fitzpatrick under center heading into the team's Week 3 game in New England. A former Harvard grad, Fitzpatrick started eight times for the Bills in 2009. Buffalo went 4-4 during that stretch.
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Carolina's Matt Moore was named starting quarterback after pioneering the Panthers to 4-1 record over the final five games of the 2009 season. He hasn't been nearly as effective in 2010, posting a lowly 41.8 rating during the team's two opening week losses. Rookie Jimmy Clausen will lead the Panthers into their Week 3 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.
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