In NFL, No Reward for Being Bad This Year

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This is a bad season to be bad.


The usual reason teams finish with the NFL's worst record is the lack of a franchise quarterback. Obtaining the top choice in the subsequent draft allows that downtrodden club to address the position with a college standout who, ideally, will do what Eli Manning and Peyton Manning have done by leading their respective squads to Super Bowl titles.


There isn't a player with this type of cache in the Class of 2013.


Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley was considered the leading candidate after announcing a return for his senior season. Barkley's draft stock, though, has taken the same type of plunge as the Trojans during a 7-5 season.


Overall, there is no passer...

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