Ranking NFC East Quarterbacks
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As training camps begin around the NFL, it’s time to take a look at the landscape of the NFL. The only way to start, is to take a look at the most important position in the game, the quarterback. For the next few weeks, I’ll be going division by division ranking quarterbacks. Tell me what you think in the comments.
1: Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz lands at number one on my list. Wentz has the most potential in this division. Of course Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins are unknown quantities, but I’m not particular high on either one. Wentz has posted career stat lines of 70 touchdowns, 28 interceptions and a passer rating of 92.5. He has been plagued with injuries, but when he is on the field, his ability to escape the pocket and make good throws on the run have been key to the Eagles success. Yes, the Eagles won a Superbowl with Nick Foles, but Wentz was in MVP talks that year, until the injury. Ultimately, this was a tough decision to put Wentz number one. I’m by no means a Cowboys fan, but you can make a very strong argument for Dak to be here in this spot. Availability is the best ability.
2: Dak Prescott
Listen, I really don’t believe in Dak, but when you start to look into his statistics, he’s been above average. He doesn’t throw the ball deep, but he has helped the cowboys maintain relevance for three seasons now. The argument against him is that he has had an excellent running game and an excellent offensive line, but can we hold that against him? I know, “Put Wentz behind that same line and with Zeke” yeah, but you could say that about any other guy in a good position around the league. Fact is, in 48 games, Dak has compiled 67 touchdowns to only 25 interceptions. On top of that, he has a 66.1% completion percentage and a 96.1 quarterback rating. Prescott’s ability to stay on the field has been one of his greatest attributes. One more good year from Prescott and maybe he slides up to number one. For now, Wentz is a bit more dynamic, when he’s available.
3: Eli Manning
In most divsions, Manning is the fourth ranked QB. In this division, The Redskins don’t really know what they even have outside of Case Keenum. Manning comes in at number three. For all the hate he gets, his numbers last year weren’t that bad. 4,299 yards, 21 touchdowns to only 11 interceptions. Manning isn’t the QB he once was, but with Saquon Barkley in the backfield alleviating at least some of the pressure, he sits at three on my list. One thing the Giants have done a phenomenal job with is improving the offensive line. That will be helpful for an aging QB.
4: Case Keenum/Dwayne Haskins
The assumption is the franchise will bring Haskins along slowly, but who knows. With Keenum, we know what we have. Keenum started all 16 games for the first time in his career last year and the results were exactly what we expected. He posted a stat line of 3,890, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Not great. Haskins does have talent, but he isn’t ready yet in my opinion. Alex Smith is also a big question mark coming off what most considered a career ending injury. Not much to look forward to at QB for Redskins fans.