The Art of Being a Journeyman NFL Quarterback

  • Published on Nov 16, 2019
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    Journeyman QBs have become a more and more common role in the NFL as the league continues to raise its use of passing year after year, but the nickname has been around for decades of signal callers moving from team to team in search of a long-term contract. But for some quarterbacks, they're destined for a life on the road, often to be used as a placeholder for future draft picks or signings. This video aims to take a look into the type of players that end up in this life of travel and some of the most interesting careers that have been created as a result.
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  • Moises Lamas
    Moises Lamas 6 days ago

    Ah Fitzmagic. It’s why I’m hesitant to play DSTs when he’s starting against me. Other notable QBs in the league now: Case Keenum, Brian Hoyer, Blaine Gabbert, AJ McCarron, Drew Stanton, Matt Schaub, Matt Moore, Geno Smith and the now legendary Nick Foles.

  • Hiatt Purcell
    Hiatt Purcell 7 days ago

    whyyyyy is that turkey burger analogy so confusingly perfect

  • BB3
    BB3 8 days ago

    I played Ryan Fitzpatricks kid this year. I’m a corner and that guy is a lineman and D end. It was cool playing him though lol

  • x AJVB3
    x AJVB3 11 days ago

    You should do a video about Lamar Jackson

  • The Vanilla Godzilla
    The Vanilla Godzilla 12 days ago +1

    No Derek Anderson 34 eh? 60td/64int. 6 starts 2011 thru '18. I thought I saw him coaxed out of retirement. 4576th pick 2006.

  • Skippy
    Skippy 13 days ago

    What about Steve DeBerg? He played for a bunch of teams including Tampa 2 different times and backed up some hall of famers as well in his 21 years.

  • Keegan •
    Keegan • 15 days ago

    Sup cleanprincegaming

  • Josh Davis
    Josh Davis 16 days ago

    Cant forget Jim Plunkett. Dude was the definition of journeyman AND career back up before Testaverde was even in the league. He was also a #1 overall pick, and he even came off the bench to lead his team (the Raiders) to a Super Bowl.

  • Carter Munderback
    Carter Munderback 16 days ago

    Please do a Mitch trubisky episode, that situation is getting more interesting

  • Gary Benites
    Gary Benites 17 days ago

    Rex Grossman, Don Strock, Terry Hanratty, George Blanda (except he was a great kicker also)

  • m Win
    m Win 17 days ago

    New subscribers here...What's the instrumental is in the background?

  • Colton Schramm
    Colton Schramm 18 days ago

    Sam Bradford

  • Marcus Barnhart
    Marcus Barnhart 18 days ago

    Love me some Jack O’Sullivan and Josh McCown

  • First Last
    First Last 18 days ago

    I'd be happy to be a Journeyman QB like Fitzpatrick. Pay me millions per season to sometimes start. I don't care what the couch potatoes call me, they can watch me make a shitload of money of Sunday and return to their 9 to 5, $52k a year job on Monday when I just made 4 times that much sitting on the sidelines not hearing a word they say.

  • Stephen H
    Stephen H 18 days ago +1

    You missed Earl Morrall, the greatest journeyman qb of all time. Played 21 seasons for 6 different teams, 3X Super Bowl champion, 2X Pro Bowl, 2X All-Pro.

  • Trap Radio
    Trap Radio 18 days ago

    What about Jeff Garcia???

  • Zaiden DoubleT
    Zaiden DoubleT 18 days ago


  • Derek Patterson
    Derek Patterson 18 days ago

    My favorite journeyman was always Steve DeBerg. Arm talent for days but you could pretty predict exactly when he was gonna throw a ball into the flat for a pick 6.

  • Dylan Hagen
    Dylan Hagen 19 days ago

    gotta remember matt flynn

  • Coleen Smith
    Coleen Smith 19 days ago

    do a video on what teams could use kaepernick! and how it might go!

  • Osama Bin Joe
    Osama Bin Joe 19 days ago +1

    Ay fellow parks and rec fan

  • Mason Hill
    Mason Hill 19 days ago +1

    I really hope he lasts longer then Brady. Then the Pat's can sign him and he will of played for the entire AFC east.

  • maxkeif4420
    maxkeif4420 20 days ago

    We all know this would have been kaep if hed have been in the league these last 3 years. Probs be backing up Lamar or Flacco rn. Also how did you not mention nick foles one time? The ultimate journeyman story. Fuck, one of the ultimate football stories.

  • Oh yeah Yeah
    Oh yeah Yeah 20 days ago

    Do one on Christian Mcaffery

  • Derek Norris
    Derek Norris 20 days ago

    No jon kitna? Matt Moore?:

  • Frederick Schulze
    Frederick Schulze 20 days ago

    7:39 Oh, so like Eli Manning?

  • Ryan Mitchell
    Ryan Mitchell 20 days ago

    Alex Moran had the right idea

  • {feitan}
    {feitan} 20 days ago +2

    Don't forget that team you're playing for the fans automatically hate you

  • dneal2387
    dneal2387 20 days ago

    Good video but needed more Jon Kitna. Central Washington University represent!!!

  • Brad Moberly
    Brad Moberly 20 days ago +1

    Vinny testaverde cost a many fantasy owners over his career

  • Brad Moberly
    Brad Moberly 20 days ago

    Chris Chandler was pretty solid .

  • Richy
    Richy 20 days ago +3

    Nobody is mentioning Case Keenum, making him the journeyman among journeymen. I kinda liked him on All or Nothing...

  • luis alberto luna alvarez

    I you are a Tall and White, you can be a jorneyman. If you are Black or Short, you´re a one and done

  • Kaizaro123
    Kaizaro123 20 days ago

    You should do Cam Newton and the difficulties he has had to face.

  • Josh Krolicki
    Josh Krolicki 20 days ago

    Hi great vids! Just curious how you use copyrighted?? NFL footage for your own videos? Is there any process behind doing that and where do you find the footage in the first place?

  • CaptnEvil Stomper
    CaptnEvil Stomper 20 days ago

    i LOVE this channel!

  • MasterMatt72
    MasterMatt72 20 days ago

    I called the Journeymans mercenaries bc they play football if the money is good
    I mean it as a jokes a guys lol

  • f0rumrr
    f0rumrr 21 day ago

    Back up generals. Always fail. In russel wilson I trust. Brady and brees been at the helm how long?

  • Cody Averesch
    Cody Averesch 21 day ago

    Fitzmagic to Stevie Johnson... That was steady for my fantasy team back in 2012 I think.

  • The MungoMan
    The MungoMan 21 day ago

    Wait what about Alex smith?

  • Tom DiPerna
    Tom DiPerna 21 day ago

    This is a great video. Thank you.

  • Charles McGee III
    Charles McGee III 21 day ago

    Video really starts at 5:00

  • Metusellah Williams
    Metusellah Williams 21 day ago

    4:55... when you get the starting job but all you want to be is an apache helicopter

  • Nintendo Bros
    Nintendo Bros 21 day ago

    this is basicly a cooking video

  • Mason Theis
    Mason Theis 21 day ago +1

    Fitzmagic is the GOAT journeyman

  • Toxic Personality Incorporated

    Vinny is one of my favorite quarterbacks to watch, period. Dude seemed to play forever and it just made you want to root for him. Considering how much of a bust he was on a miserable late 80s Tampa team it’s amazing how he turned into a pro bowler and playoff winner. Just needed to be on a team that wasn’t a train wreck - a chance he only got a few times.

  • Joseph Woda
    Joseph Woda 21 day ago


  • Special K
    Special K 21 day ago

    What about Brian Hoyer. Hes gotta be up there near fitz

  • Special K
    Special K 21 day ago

    I still think this is the best job on the planet. Especially if your making that 2-3 mil a year range

  • Oliver Kaisla
    Oliver Kaisla 21 day ago

    Is rg3 a journeyman

  • Max Lawless
    Max Lawless 21 day ago

    what is that first song? its reallyyyyyy good. and great video as always man, youre one of the best sports channels out there

  • Bweags
    Bweags 21 day ago

    Matt Cassel is prime evidence that no matter who takes the helm after Brady, as long as Belichick is there, the patriots will win football games

  • SD
    SD 21 day ago

    Even as a journeyman, you can make a great living and make a lot of money if you live modestly and invest it wisely.

  • mitch marena
    mitch marena 21 day ago

    Should have gave cassel credit for his amazing year in kansas city. Gave them their first playoff birth in like a decade

  • Quest Tech
    Quest Tech 22 days ago

    Apparently Fitz gets lots of respect from his WR's, probably because they like the chuck and duck playing style.

  • A Drunk Steelers Fan
    A Drunk Steelers Fan 22 days ago

    Fitzmagic deserves to be in the hall of fame. "Journeyman" should be a new category for HOF elidgable players. If you play for a long time and have memorable moments, you should have a chance to get in. I would argue Kurt Warner was the first one inducted as one. Good in STL for a while. Poop in NY. Second life for a year or 2 in Arizona after leinart. That's a journey man. His stats aren't among the best of all time. Good story, and spurts is what got him in.

  • Daniel Byford
    Daniel Byford 22 days ago

    You left out "The Bryan Hoyer": The QB who goes 7-6 with the Browns, being one of two QBs this century to do so before getting shafted by concussions and Flash getting suspended

  • Jarod Rael
    Jarod Rael 22 days ago

    I wish stoney case would of been a better journeyman

  • blkprl34
    blkprl34 22 days ago

    be white and they'll keep you around forever....we at least 10-15 years.

  • Tom Hinde
    Tom Hinde 22 days ago