2017 NFL season already has the lamest quarterback battles

With two strong preseason performances, Patrick Mahomes is making a case to succeed Alex Smith as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback sooner rather than later. That’s good, because in 2017 the NFL is falling well short of its quota for QB drama.

While there are a handful of depth chart battles across the league, this year’s array of quarterback competitions is uninspiring. There’s no Philip Rivers-Drew Brees potential changing of the guard to be found, no Steve Young-Joe Montana duel to keep the preseason interesting. There isn’t even so much as a Tim Tebow-Kyle Orton mashup to drive training camp headlines.

The hour-long special aired first on Sunday night of Labor Day weekend on NBC and will be replayed this Wednesday on the NFL Network. It follows the same basic narrative structure of the original Do Your Job, which highlighted the Patriots’ run to a Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks.

We know him better as Fitzmagic, but it would seem Fitzpatrick committed the ultimate faux pas of nicknaming himself years ago. He isn’t Amish, but he’s got the kind of facial hair that would fit right in in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

After last year’s six-interception game with the Jets, he probably considered moving to a small farm community where there are no televisions or internet.

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