Tech companies and NFL quarterbacks have a surprising amount in common. While tech stocks carry outsize influence, often dictating the direction of the whole market, professional football teams are also at the whim of their signal-callers. The market would crash if tech stocks started failing — the dot-com bubble anyone? — just in the way an injury to an NFL team's starting quarterback usually spells certain disaster. Now, as the NFL season kicks off, many casual football fans are...


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