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Many NFL followers have been questioning what the Philadelphia Eagles have been doing within the offseason main as much as the 2016 marketing campaign. They nonetheless had quarterback Sam Bradford however elected to signal profession backup Chase Daniel to a 3-yr contract value $21 million.

Daniel’s resume didn’t embrace a lot common season expertise. In truth, it will be truthful to say Daniel was signed solely based mostly on the constructive critiques from former coaches and, in fact, his reps within the foolish season – the NFL preseason.

If you’re backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans – a future Corridor of Famer who’s missed two video games in 10 years – you’re going to need to take advantage of your recreation snaps in August.

Daniel owns a ninety three.9 profession preseason QB score with 22 touchdowns and eleven interceptions. His groups are sixteen-9-1 towards the unfold and the over is sixteen-10 in preseason video games Daniel’s performed in.

The Saints reacquired Daniel this offseason and he’s listed as their No. 1 backup to Brees.

Figuring out who else qualifies as a so-so starter however a sensational performer within the preseason could be invaluable info for NFL bettors this August.

Right here’s a fast take a look at three different backup QBs who shine brightest this time of yr. One further word right here – quarterbacks who’ve been starters for almost all of their careers have been dismissed from qualifying in our listing. Starters solely play vital time in Week three and even then coaches look like lightening the variety of snaps their No. 1 guys get.

Colt McCoy

Present workforce: Washington Redskins

Preseason profession stats: ninety two.eight QB score, sixty eight % completion proportion

The previous Texas Longhorn and Heisman finalist has carved out a profession for himself as a dependable backup and spot starter within the execs. McCoy is getting into his fourth season in Washington and he’s nicely versed in head coach Jay Gruden’s offense. The Redskins are 7-three ATS in preseason video games McCoy has appeared in.

NFL groups are a collective 15-10 ATS and the over is thirteen-eleven-1 in preseason video games McCoy has both began or performed in.

McCoy is listed as Washington No. 2 quarterback which means he ought to get vital enjoying time this week when the ‘Skins play the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Washington is a 1-level street underdog and the whole is 37.5.

Luke McCown

Present staff: Dallas Cowboys

Preseason profession stats: ninety two.9 QB score, 27 TD/7 INT*

The asterisk is to point McCown stats solely return so far as 2007. He put up some numbers within the preseason in 2005 and 2006 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers however that was earlier than NFL stat guys thought it was a good suggestion to report the sport logs in August video games. What a bunch of amateurs.

At any price, McCown is the unique gangsta in terms of preseason excellence. He’s been compiling stats in professional exhibition contests since 2004 and his groups are 21-18-2 in video games he’s made appearances in. The over is 24-17 in these forty one preseason video games.

McCown was signed by the Cowboys on the finish of July to both slot in as their QB3 or to compete for the No. 2 spot behind starter Dak Prescott.

McCown didn’t play for the ‘Boys within the Corridor of Fame recreation however bettors ought to anticipate him to see some recreation motion this week when Dallas visits Los Angeles to face the Rams on Saturday. Oddsmakers have the Cowboys as 2.5-level favorites with the whole set at 37.5.

AJ McCarron

Present workforce: Cincinnati Bengals

Preseason profession stats: ninety nine.four QB score, 7.7 yards per try

McCarron, also called Katherine Webb’s husband, is the brand new child on the block with simply two years of preseason motion beneath his belt. He’s put up nice numbers however the Bengals are three-four ATS and the over is 2-5 in McCarron’s seven preseason contests.

Cincinnati is a 2-level favourite Friday towards the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The whole is about at 37.