Record Number of Black Quarterbacks

Currently there are nine starting. That's more than we've ever had.

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4. E.J. Manuel, Buffalo Bills

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The only quarterback taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft wasn't supposed to make an immediate impact for the Bills. However, after an impressive training camp and preseason, Manuel separated himself as the future of the Buffalo Bills. A knee injury has slowed him down for the time being, but the Bills have made it clear that when he's healthy and ready to roll, he's their man.

5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

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Newton's rookie year was overshadowed by another quarterback who hardly outplayed him: Tim Tebow. Very few even remember that Newton was the only rookie to ever pass for 4,000 yards in a single season. In year 2, Newton struggled to become a leader in Carolina, and the Panthers continued to stay at the bottom of the standings. Everyone knows Newton has the tools; now he has to prove he can win.

6. Terrelle Pryor, Oakland Raiders

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The late and legendary owner Al Davis made one last pick before he passed. That pick was Pryor in the 2011 supplemental draft. After a controversial career at Ohio State, Pryor was rumored to be damaged goods. Yet since he outplayed Matt Flynn this preseason, it seems the Raiders are ready to throw him the starting job. If this happens, Pryor could soon be damaging defenses on Sundays.

7. Geno Smith, New York Jets

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