Backup

Football Terms – Football Reserves

In professional football, the backup is the player who stands ready to come into the game if the starter is injured or otherwise canít continue. While almost all positions have a backup player available, the quarterback position is the one most associated with the term.

Over the years, numerous quarterback injuries have allowed backups to enter the game and carve out their own careers. Often, impatient fans of a team will be quick to call for the backup when the starter struggles (sometimes going so far as to chant the backupís name during games).

The following are some of the most well-known backup situations in the history of the NFL:

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