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91 players in 91 days: Quarterback Matt Barkley

The backup quarterback of any NFL team often enjoys quite a few perks. For the Buffalo Bills, the backup quarterback is often the most popular guy on the team, as anyone who heard fans clamor for Frank Reich to start over Jim Kelly can attest (yes, this actually happened, although I’m not sure exactly how serious these people were).

Backup quarterbacks often have their own uniform, involving a clipboard, a baseball cap (sometimes worn backwards!), and in the winter months in places like Buffalo, a big, puffy jacket to keep them warm. But what happens when the bubble bursts and the backup is pressed into action on the football field?