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From Manning to Flacco: which veteran quarterbacks are on their way out?

The end of the season could see as many as eight well-known quarterbacks end their careers, or at least change jobs

Between the years of 1993 and 2000, the NFL careers of Phil Simms, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, John Elway, Steve Young, Troy Aikman and Warren Moon all came to a close. It was a mass exodus of talent at the quarterback position – all but Simms and Esiason are in the Hall of Fame – and led to Super Bowls being won by the likes of Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson before the Tom Brady and Peyton Manning Era truly kicked into high gear.

So while the NFL saw nine big-name quarterbacks leave the league over eight years two decades ago, it could see as many as eight well-known quarterbacks end their careers, or at least change jobs, at the end of this very season. While it’s unlikely that all the following players will be out of work next season, it’s a guarantee that there will be a ton of turnover at the quarterback position, so get ready. (Unless your name is Colin Kaepernick, because the NFL apparently isn’t calling you no matter how many jobs open up.)

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