Philadelphia Eagles: 15 greatest quarterbacks in franchise history
The Philadelphia Eagles have had many excellent signal-callers over the years. Who is the greatest quarterback in Eagles history?
Finding a generational talent at the quarterback position is a difficult task for NFL front offices. Guys can be dominant at the collegiate level, but fail to exceed expectations in the pros. Although football has changed a lot since the NFL first existed, that fact has always remained true — it’s not easy to find a reliable quarterback to run a franchise successfully.
The Philadelphia Eagles know this first hand, as they have had their fair share of failures and successes. The Eagles have existed since the early 1930s. They have seen plenty of ups and downs, especially when it comes to franchise quarterbacks.
In all honesty, the Eagles don’t have the greatest track record when it comes to passers. After all, there’s a reason NFL.com ranked the Eagles as only the 17th best team when it comes to the history of their franchise quarterbacks.
Guys who the Eagles thought were going to become their next-best franchise passer ultimately failed. However, there were also guys in the past who weren’t expected to do much, but actually turned out to be a pleasant surprise during their time under center. It’s strange, but that’s how the NFL works. And every NFL team has had several different quarterbacking experiences, good or bad.
Seeing as though the Eagles had enough quarterbacks run the operation over time, there’s more than enough knowledge and data to try to find out who were the best passers during their time under center. So which 15 Eagles left their mark on the Philadelphia franchise over time?