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Sean Canfield

Where have all the lefties gone?

Once upon a time, there were a handful of left-handed quarterbacks making their marks on the NFL. Across the league, you had southpaws carving up defenses and bringing home hardware. Kenny Stabler, Bobby Douglass, and Jim Zorn were the mainstays of the '70s and '80s. Boomer Esiason, Steve Young, and Mark Brunell bridged the next generation of lefty gunslingers. Then came a new batch of first-round picks in Cade McNown, Michael Vick, Matt Leinart, and Tim Tebow over the next 15 years.Now? In 2013?You can count the left-handed quarterbacks left in the NFL on less than one . . . well, hand.Look around the league this summer and you'll see quarterbacks of all shapes and sizes. But you'll find only five left-handed quarterbacks with legitimate shots at making their teams' final 53-man rosters -- and that is giving Leinart the benefit of doubt in Buffalo. Vick, who won the starting gig in Philadelphia, is entering his 13th NFL season. After him, the rest of the left-handed quarterback crop l...

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