Notable Quarterback Controversies

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Notable Quarterback Controversies

Competition for starting jobs is heating up across the NFL, as is the potential for a quarterback controversy. Onion Sports takes a look at the greatest QB squabbles of all time:

  • 1973: Chuck Noll calls Terry Bradshaw and Joe Gilliam into his study to dramatically accuse Bradshaw of murder
  • 1989: Although Steve Young correctly guesses the number George Seifert is thinking of, Seifert still goes with Joe Montana
  • 1993: Redskins fans are up in arms as head coach Petitbon chooses the washed-up Mark Rypien over the Mark Rypien that won the Super Bowl
  • 1994: With his arch-nemesis holding Dave Brown and Kent Graham over a cliff, Giants coach Dan Reeves makes the most difficult decision of his life and lets them both go
  • 1997: Though Rich Gannon proves himself to be a strong leader, Marty Schottenheimer chooses Elvis Grbac because Rich Gannon doesn't have any arms
  • 2006: The Chargers award Philip Rivers the starting role when Drew Brees receives a lot more money to play somewhere else
  • 2007: After much deliberation and prayer, Tony Dungy once again goes with Peyton Manning at QB
  • 2009: Rules for the Derek Anderson–Brady Quinn quarterback competition don't stipulate that the loser will be executed on the 50-yard after the final preseason game
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