10. Brock Purdy
Brock Purdy won seven of the eight games he started as a rookie in 2022. The only game he lost was the NFC Championship, a game in which he suffered a first quarter elbow injury.
Purdy fits the San Francisco offense perfectly. He is gritty, does not make mistakes, and is smart. The only knocks on Purdy, the reasons he was the 2022 NFL Draft's Mr. Irrelevant, are that he does not have the biggest arm, has a slim frame, and is not overly mobile.
The SF QB silenced the doubters in 2022, but defensive coordinators now have film on Purdy. The elbow he injured in the NFC Championship game has his status in doubt for the beginning of the 2023 season, which means the Giants may face Trey Lance or Sam Darnold in Week 3.
9. Derek Carr
Derek Carr is quickly becoming one of the NFL's most overrated quarterbacks. Carr had a dreadful 2022 season, his final campaign for the Las Vegas Raiders. Carr ranked 24th among quarterbacks in passer rating, threw 14 interceptions, tied for the third most in the NFL, and ranked 30th in the NFL in completion percentage.
Las Vegas moved on from Carr and replaced him with oft-injured Jimmy Garoppolo, which is not exactly a glowing endorsement of the veteran. Carr is in New Orleans now, and will play a very favorable schedule in the NFL's worst division. Carr has zero playoff wins in his career. He will have a chance to change that in 2023.
8. Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy G is not the biggest quarterback, does not have a great arm, and is immobile (the only quarterback less athletic is Mac Jones). He does one thing at an elite level and it is the thing that matters most: win games.
Jimmy G has a 53-21 record in his career. The QB has won 72 percent of the games he's started in his career and has five career playoff wins. Wins may not be a quarterback stat, but those numbers are incredible.
He is leaving the most quarterback friendly system in the league, but will have plenty of weapons to throw to in Las Vegas. The Raiders employ Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, Michael Mayer, Jakobi Meyers, and Josh Jacobs.
He certainly won't be the toughest quarterback the Giants face, but we have learned to never count out Jimmy G. Surprisingly, the ex-Niner and Patriot quarterback has never faced the Giants.