It has taken some time for the traditionalist to accept it, but the prototypical quarterback is a dual-threat playmaker with the ability to produce big plays as throwers and runners.

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Like it or not, the athletic games of Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, and even Justin Fields are becoming the standard playing style at the position

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Just look at the quarterbacks leading your favorite teams, and you're more likely to find an "athlete" than a pure quarterback at the position.

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While passing prowess is still a big part of the job description and evaluation, more teams are willing to roll with unorthodox playmakers at the position if they are able to consistently move the chains.

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Fields made his mark in a surprising win over the New England Patriots as an explosive runner (14 rushes, 82 yards, and a score) directing a revamped offense that featured more read-option plays

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and designed quarterback runs to take advantage of his skills as a sub-4.4 speedster with enough size (6-foot-2, 228 pounds) and strength to run through or around defenders

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He has rushed for 80-plus yards in back-to-back games and ignited a Chicago Bears' rushing attack that ranks No.1 in the NFL (181.0).

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After watching the Philadelphia Eagles emerge as a title contender behind a revamped offense that meshed some of his Oklahoma concepts with a traditional pro-style system to help Hurts flourish as a playmaker

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Looking at the Indianapolis Colts' recent decision to bench Matt Ryan in favor of Sam Ehlinger, it's another sign of the changing times in the NFL.

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