Folks, in case you live under a rock, the Philadelphia Eagles made a pretty big trade today by bringing in Gardner Minshew to presumably compete for the starting quarterback position.
I had a feeling that Minshew would be dealt prior to the season to a quarterback needy team and Philadelphia makes the most sense since they clearly are not all in on Jalen Hurts.
So it got me thinking, who are the top five quarterbacks in the NFC East right now? Luckily, I’ve got you covered. The answers may surprise you a bit but let’s get into it.
1. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott is number one on this list and frankly it isn’t even close. I despise the Cowboys and I can’t deny that. The reality is that the past two seasons (when healthy) he’s absolutely lit the league up. He’s never had a losing record in a season where he’s started all sixteen games. He’s a legitimate franchise quarterback and probably the only surefire franchise quarterback in the NFC East right now.
2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Washington Football Team
Fitzmagic makes his ninth stop in his incredibly storied NFL career that has seen him throw for more yards than the likes of Troy Aikman and Steve Young. The reality is that he’s always been a good NFL quarterback and he can still manage a game well enough to potentially have a winning season with Washington when you consider how strong their defensive front seven is going to be.
3. Gardner Minshew, Philadelphia Eagles
When I first decided to write this article I had every intention of putting Daniel Jones at the third spot on this list. But after reviewing the data, I simply can’t do that. Gardner Minshew has more touchdowns, less interceptions, and a better completion percentage than Daniel Jones does throughout the first two seasons of their careers. He also has four game winning drives compared to Jones’s two and just one less win despite starting six fewer games all while playing on a putrid Jacksonville team last season.
If the Eagles have any sense, they’ll get him up to speed quickly on the playbook and put him in as the starter.
4. Daniel Jones, New York Giants
It’s safe to say that it’s been a miserable start to Daniel Jones’s NFL career and he’s now officially on the hot seat. The Giants have a plethora of draft picks that they can use to move up and get a quarterback next season if Daniel Jones fails. There’s also a guy in Green Bay who’s engaged to an actress that I’m sure would love to live in New York City that should be available this offseason. This is the most make or break year in Jones’s career.
5. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts had a decent rookie year last year. In some ways he did pass the eye test, however, I don’t think he has the skillset to be a dominant starter in today’s NFL. There’s nothing about him that screams elite potential. The Eagles seem to have agreed with me as they went out and potentially got his replacement.
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