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Is 2020 the last hurrah for the quarterback old guard?

When the Minnesota Vikings scored the winning touchdown in overtime last Sunday, it marked not only the end of the New Orleans Saints’ season but also the elimination of most of the NFL’s old guard of quarterbacks — a group of players who have dominated football for well over a decade.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots lost the night before. Philip Rivers didn’t make the playoffs with the Los Angeles Chargers, Ben Roethlisberger didn’t make it beyond the second game of the season after injuring his throwing elbow and Eli Manning was benched midway through the season to elevate No.