There are few times a rookie quarterback looks good in comparison to Peyton Manning.
Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut Friday as teams whittled their rosters to the 53-man maximum.
The Indianapolis Colts are starting over. Completely.
Bill Polian made one big mistake in Indianapolis: Not having an adequate backup for Peyton Manning.
It was fun in a way the NFL often isn't, a midseason diversion that sent fans into a frenzy in Denver and prompted people around the country to drop to a knee. Even if you didn't believe in Tim Tebow, it was hard to take your eyes off him as he found ways to win despite passes that fluttered about like balloons on a windy day.
The winless Colts will have a new quarterback and a new defensive coordinator when they head to New England this weekend.
Shocking wins have become a matter of course in St. Louis.
Through six weeks, we've all made our share of roster moves. But whether we're winning, losing or treading water at .500, it's likely we've all got some relatively dead weight we're not sure what to do with.
Play a guy who's struggling, or try the guy you thought wasn't as good as the starter. That's been the quarterback quandary for plenty of coaches over the first part of the NFL season.