The Best Five NFL Backup Quarterbacks of the Season

Credits: Seattle Times

By: Aquib Nawab


Aidan O'Connell of the Las Vegas Raiders, a fourth-round rookie, has stepped up impressively this season. With a starting record of 3-4, O'Connell has shown promise, throwing for 1,300 yards, seven touchdowns, and five interceptions.

Aidan O'Connell - Las Vegas Raiders

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O'Connell's journey was marked by highs and lows, particularly in his last two games. He threw a crucial interception in a tight loss to Minnesota but bounced back to lead the Raiders to a record-breaking 63 points against the Chargers, showcasing his potential.

Aidan O'Connell's Highlight Game

Credits: Bleacher Report

Tommy DeVito - New York Giants

Tommy DeVito, the New York Giants' hometown hero, has emerged as a potential long-term backup quarterback. His record as a starter stands at 3-2, with impressive stats including 858 passing yards and seven touchdowns.

Credits: CNBC

DeVito made history as the first undrafted rookie to win three straight starts without an interception, also earning NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Green Bay.

Tommy DeVito's Achievements

Credits: The Athletic

Will Levis from the Tennessee Titans, drafted 33rd overall, quickly rose to the starting role due to an injury. He has since showcased his potential as a franchise quarterback, with a record of 3-5 as a starter.

Will Levis - Tennessee Titans

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Will Levis' Potential

Despite limited action, Levis has impressed, especially with a four-touchdown NFL debut and a memorable 14-point comeback victory against Miami.

Credits: SI

Jake Browning of the Cincinnati Bengals, who hadn't thrown a pass in the NFL before this season, has had a historic start. His record as a starter is an impressive 3-1, with noteworthy stats.

Jake Browning - Cincinnati Bengals

Credits: Bleacher Report

Browning's start to his career is record-setting, being the first quarterback since 1950 to throw for over 1,000 yards and complete 75% of his passes in his first four starts.

Jake Browning's Impact

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Gardner Minshew - Indianapolis Colts

Gardner Minshew of the Indianapolis Colts has stepped up significantly this season, with a 6-4 record as a starter. His effective play has kept the Colts in contention for the AFC South lead.

Credits: Colts Wire

Minshew, an unrestricted free agent after this season, has proven to be an ideal target for teams in need of a reliable quarterback, completing 63.3% of his passes for 2,739 yards.

Gardner Minshew's Future

Credits: Pro Football Network

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