Ranking the best QBs in the NFC East: Where do the NY Giants stand?

The NFC East is loaded with star QBs.
Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants
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The NFC East in 2024 will feature a fascinating mix of quarterbacks, with each one looking to prove their mettle for different reasons, and solidify their place in the NFL as a whole.

For the New York Giants, their situation is one of the more interesting ones in the entire league, with Daniel Jones entrenched as their starter after an injury-filled 2023, looking to bounce-back in a big way in 2024. On the other hand, there’s some serious competition biting at his heels, with Drew Lock and Tommy DeVito behind him on the depth chart.

As for the rest of the NFC East, Dak Prescott is the unquestioned starter for the Dallas Cowboys, but he’ll be looking for a new contract throughout the 2024 campaign. In Philadelphia, Jalen Hurts is looking to prove he's still a superstar with the Eagles, while the Commanders are hoping Jayden Daniels, this season’s No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft, can become a stud in Washington. 

Ahead of a new season of football, here’s this writer’s ranking of the best QBs in the NFC East, and where they all stand ahead of the 2024 campaign:

4. Commanders QB Jayden Daniels

Leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, there was a strong contingent of Giants faithful who wanted to see the team land Daniels. Instead, the Giants won too many games during the second half of 2023, and couldn’t swing a trade to move up and select the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Washington, though, they’re thrilled with the way it all worked out.

While Daniels is a little slender at the moment, his statistics from college simply don’t lie. Playing in the SEC, the former Tigers star amassed 6,725 passing yards, 57 passing touchdowns and only seven interceptions, while rushing for 2,019 yards and 21 touchdowns as well, all over the course of two seasons. He was an offensive machine for LSU, and that’s why he was able to win the Heisman in 2023.

Over the next couple of seasons, Daniels could very well ascend to the top of this list. Heck, he could be one of the best quarterbacks in the entire league if he lives up to his potential. As it stands, though, it’s impossible to rank a rookie, who hasn’t played a game in the NFL, above three veteran starting quarterbacks. It could change, and it could change quickly, but Daniels slots in at No. 4 at the moment.