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Zorn-ing in

In two seasons under Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell made modest progress. In four games under Jim Zorn, he has taken his game to a new level. He has yet to throw an interception this season and has three consecutive 100-plus passer-rating games.

Breaking out

Quarterback Kyle Orton, who started 15 games as a rookie in 2005 for the Chicago Bears, won back the starting job from Rex Grossman this year. Although he's 2-2, Orton shows signs of settling in. He threw a career-high three touchdown passes last week in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Stepping up

Jay Cutler didn't have Vince Young's athleticism or Matt Leinart's resume coming out of Vanderbilt, but he has already become the best quarterback in the class of 2006. Cutler is averaging 318.7 passing yards per game and completing 65 percent of his passes for the Denver Broncos.

Taking off

Trent Edwards seemed a curious pick in the third round of the 2007 draft by the Buffalo Bills because the team already had J.P. Losman at quarterback. But it didn't take long for Edwards to win the job and establish himself. In his second season, he's 9-4 as the starter.

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