[caption id="attachment_26810" align="aligncenter" width="484"] NaturalMotionGames.com[/caption] Offseason Blues is a new series helping our readers cope with the NFL offseason. When you’re sick of hearing about Terrell Chad Tebow’s latest sexcapade, PR flub or prison term check Offseason Blues for some Grade A NFL-related distractions leading into the preseason. If you're anything like me you know there's nothing worse than a long, boring commute to work. To help combat the boredom mobile games are absolutely necessary if I'm to get to my place of employment in a sane and stable condition. So, why not make them gridiron games and combine two great loves? Let's take a look at some of the best gridiron games currently available on mobile devices. 5. NFL Quarterback 13 Platform: Apple and Android Developer: Full Fat A nifty little simulation in the same vein as Flick Golf and Flick Soccer, NFL Quarterback sees you pass, avoid pressure and make big plays. By making use of simple flicking motions across your screen you can throw and influence the ball in the air to make completions. A great little distraction while you commute to work. Despite paying for the game you can also pay for upgrades to your QB to progress faster, a common complaint among the game's players. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffe-t0fpJgk 4. NFL Kicker 13 Platform: Apple and Android Developer: Full Fat Yes, a game about kickers, developed by the same guys who did the above NFL Quarterback 13. But this game deserves a mention because it not only allows you to kick field goals, but punt as well. In NFL Kicker 13 you can punt and gain points by trying to place the ball in specific locations on the field (generally in the corner before the endzone). It also has a level up system and and nice number of unlocks for replayability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knyj3FQsduc 3. NFL Pro 2013 Platform: Apple and Android Developer: Gameloft A strong alternative to Madden, NFL Pro is a terrific NFL simulator that features an official NFL license -- but not for the players -- and over 200 different plays to unlock. It also features a management system that allows you to hire new players, upgrade them and your stadium and even edit your own plays, something which not even the modern Madden series allows you to do. Better yet, it's completely free, however you will have to contend with ads as a result. 2. Backbreaker 2: Vengeance Platform: Apple and Android Developer: Natural Motion Games The Backbreaker series has always been as fun to watch as it has been to play and this mobile version is no exception. You take control of a running back and must navigate obstacles and dodge defenders as your run up the field. It's very simplistic but also a ton of fun. A sequel to the original mobile game of the same name you also get to play as defenders in the newest version, channeling your inner Ray Lewis. You'll never be bored with watching players flip over and spin as they hit each other, but be warned, despite being a paid app you still get popup ads, dropping this game down from the number one spot on this list. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcRN2ERJTZM NFL Shuffle Platform: Apple Developer: Gree I love this game. A great combination of pro football and collectible card games, NFL Shuffle has you build a deck of NFL players and then match them against other decks. As you collect and upgrade your cards you can gradually beat better better decks and progress as part of the singleplayer campaign or take part in the weekly multiplayer tournament for the best rewards. Opening a new deck and finding a quality rare card is a unique thrill, and they appear to be adding new cards very frequently too. You can see our full review of this game here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEMYLaru_O4 - There we have it! Honorable mentions go to the Madden series (including Madden Social) and Big Win Football. Which gridiron games do you play on your mobile device? Let us know!