Where does Giants star Daniel Jones rank among NFC East QBs?
Following his best season in the NFL so far, it seems as if most people are finally giving Daniel Jones the respect he deserves among his peers at the quarterback position. While he may not be No. 1 in the league, Jones has undoubtedly moved up the QB power rankings chart immensely.
However, while Jones has moved up the rankings among QBs in the league, we're curious to see where he lines up against his competition in the NFC East. The Giants division was one of the best in the league last season, with three of the four teams making the playoffs. Despite this, how do the other team's QBs match up against Jones? Are they better? Worse? Let's find out, as we provide our rankings here:
4. Washington Commanders' Jacoby Brissett/Sam Howell
It's been pretty hilarious watching the Washington Commanders scramble to find a new QB year after year, especially considering the strength at the position throughout the rest of the division. Honestly, the gap between the Commanders at four and the next team at three is pretty large, which is sad.
These two guys are very solid QBs, don't get us wrong, but it's hard to confidently say that either Jacoby Brissett or Sam Howell are starting-level players at the position. Brissett filled in well for he who shall not be named in Cleveland, and Howell showed some promise last season. However, is this level of play sustainable throughout an entire season?
Our guess is that Howell will be the starter in Week 1 barring injuries, and Brissett will fill in if Howell disappoints. In the lone game Howell started last season, he completed 11 of his 19 pass attempts for 169 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
This wasn't the best start we saw all season long, however, for a fifth-round rookie in his first-ever NFL game, we must give Howell props for performing at an even average level. Often times when young, late-round QBs are asked to step in as Howell did, they fail miserably, so shoutout to him.
Regardless, we simply don't know what Howell is capable of in a 17-game season, which makes him and the Commanders in general an easy last-place selection among the rest of the powerhouse NFC East.