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A new NFL season means a new game of quarterback musical chairs

A new NFL season means a new game of quarterback musical chairs

After the “Monday Night Football” theme music stops on Sept. 12, the NFL’s latest game of quarterback musical chairs will be complete.

The Rams will trot out Case Keenum, who backed up Nick Foles at the start of last season and is now a placeholder for No. 1 pick Jared Goff. The 49ers will go with Blaine Gabbert over Colin Kaepernick, though either option could provide  more headaches than upside.

The game will be a microcosm of today’s NFL, where quarterback stability is badly needed but seldom found. Nine teams could start a different quarterback in Week 1 than they did in the 2015 opener. Twelve teams did so at the start of last...

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