Tyrod Taylor, Davis Webb, and Gardner Minshew all land ahead of an Eagles franchise signal-caller no more.
Giants backup Tyrod Taylor is a seasoned vet that can provide stability to virtually any locker room. He has some nice abilities as an athlete but his field vision and rhythm in the pocket are relatively limited.
Final regular-season grades (Average: 79.6)
While Carson Wentz has a lot of red flags, Taylor is more of a blank slate. He can win you a few games and serve as a bridge quarterback on most rosters.
Recency bias is a thing and sacrificing your body and taking on safeties speaks to his leadership and likely gives him a slight edge over Tyrod Taylor in the New York Giants quarterback room next season.
Final regular-season grades (Average: 80.8)
Gardner Minshew has a ton of charisma but doesn’t have a ton of talent. Minshew’s mustache, relationship with his dad, leather jacket, and the untimely passing of coach Mike Leach likely led to one of Minshew’s best games against the Dallas Cowboys.
Unfortunately, his game against the New Orleans Saints was one of his worst games on tape. While Minshew is an athlete, the gap between his athleticism and that of Jalen Hurts is massive.
Final regular-season grades (Average: 82.4)
Teams typically don’t change the game plan for a backup quarterback for only a week or two, so if the Philadelphia Eagles extend Jalen, they should draft a rookie in the third or fourth round of the draft to be Hurts’ backup next season.
While Minshew doesn’t play hero ball, he struggles to succeed within the rhythm and timing of the offense.
It may have been an aberration, but Minshew played scared against the Saints and that likely cost him his job in Philadelphia.