Ranking the NFC East Quarterbacks

With Brandon Jacobs calling out Tony Romo about being overrated, I thought it would be appropriate to rank the NFC East Quarterbacks. The NFC East has a lot of talented QBs. Let’s rank them:

1. Donovan McNabb, Eagles

In terms of pure talent, McNabb takes the crown. His ability to makes plays with his legs, combined with a strong, accurate arm, makes him one of the best QBs in the league. The knock on him is that he hasn’t won a Super Bowl–Eli Manning has. But, McNabb has more talent, and that’s what I’m judging them on. It’s a close one between McNabb and Manning. McNabb is more mobile, which gives him the slight edge.

2. Eli Manning, Giants

Manning has the Super Bowl ring, the only QB in the NFC East with that. He has a strong arm. It’s not always accurate. He tends to throw a wobbly ball. Not very mobile, but mobile enough. He’s probably the most clutch QB in the East. His ability to to come back in the 4th Quarter is remarkable. You’re never out of a game with him. This is a big year for Manning. It’s officially his team. No more Burress. This is his time to be a leader and be an MVP type player.  I think he does it. Again, it’s very close between Manning and McNabb. McNabb is more mobile, giving him the slight edge.

3. Tony Romo, Cowboys

Romo has a very strong arm, and is mobile, but not in the threat to run, more in the sense that he can extend plays out of the pocket. The knock on Romo is that he disappears in December and beyond. He has not won a playoff game, despite a ton of talent around him. Until Romo learns how to win, he can’t be considered one of the best in the league. I don’t think his talent is overrated. I think his ranking in the NFL is overrated. He hasn’t won. Until he does, he still ranks behind McNabb and Manning.

4. Jason Campbell, Redskins

I feel bad for Campbell. It seems like no one in Washington likes him. They wanted to make a move for Jay Cutler this offseason. They wanted to make a move for Mark Sanchez this offseason. That tells me that they have very little faith in him. Campbell is talented. He doesn’t have a strong arm, but it’s very accurate. He doesn’t have great talent around him, save for Chris Cooley and the oft-injured Clinton Portis. If Campbell doesn’t have a big year, he most likely won’t be back in Washington.

The NFC East QBs are a talented bunch. Again, McNabb and Manning are 1 and 1a. Romo is a close 3rd. Campbell has a ways to go, but the talent it there. How would you rank the NFC East QBs?


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