Battista: What it means to be QB2
Backup quarterback: It's a thankless job, but someone has to do it. Judy Battista explores what it's like to be forever standing by. READ
Had former team president Bill Polian pulled the trigger on early-round quarterback insurance when Manning was going through a series of neck surgeries in 2011, the final link in that quarterback chain would have been broken.
Not for nothing, Dave Dameshek would have also missed the opportunity for an obvious N"if"L scenario.
It's an interesting thought. Dalton proved NFL ready, guiding the Bengals to the playoffs as a rookie.
The flip side is watching Luck in a different uniform, likely the millennium blue and new century gold of the St. Louis Rams.