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Shutdown Podcast, Episode 1 – Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick? Luck? RG3? We discuss

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It's a fun debate with no wrong answer.

There are four elite quarterbacks who broke into the staring lineup last season. Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.

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The question is, which one would you take? Again, there's really not a wrong answer, although we provided our own opinions on the first episode of this season's Shutdown Podcast with myself, Kevin Kaduk and Jay Busbee. That's one of the topics we discussed on the podcast, and we also made our Super Bowl picks and choices for most disappointing and most surprising team.

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Kaepernick was phenomenal in the playoffs last season and has an incredible physical skill set. The same can be said for Griffin, who won the NFL offensive rookie of the year award.

Andrew Luck seems like the can't miss legend. And Russell Wilson might have outplayed them all last year, as a rookie.

It seems like the next version of the "Brady vs. Manning," but with four participants instead of two. And if you want to include Carolina's Cam Newton or Cincinnati's Andy Dalton (it seems weird but they're both in just their third year, like Kaepernick), even second-year Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and perhaps Buffalo rookie starter E.J. Manuel in the discussion, that's fair.

Whatever is the answer to the question of which of the young quarterbacks is best, it's pretty clear that we're entering a golden age for quarterbacks.

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