Ranking the Eagles versus NFC East's other QB rooms before training camp

Here's where Jalen Hurts and the Eagles' QBs rank when stacked versus those of their division rivals.
Jalen Hurts #1, Kenny Pickett #7, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts #1, Kenny Pickett #7, Philadelphia Eagles / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The quarterback position... Perhaps the most difficult to play in all of sports. The Philadelphia Eagles walk into training camp with an advantage that is always comforting, being satisfied enough with their starter to hand him the keys to the franchise.

Time flies, doesn't it? Jalen Hurts is set to enter year five as a professional. It's his fourth full season as the starter, and now, that he has been given a pay bump, much is expected.

Philly's QB1 is 34-17 as a starter during the regular season and owns a 2-3 postseason win-loss total. The Birds have hitched their wagon to him. They'll soar as high as he flies.

The feedback on Jalen is mixed. Some fans are fully behind him. Others have concerns. Others still believe Philly should move on, but trust us on this one. The Eagles can do a whole lot worse than Jalen Hurts. Just look around the division.

The NFC East is chock full of quarterbacks that are castoffs, stars that falter in the postseason, and former first-rounders. How does each team's QB room measure up? We're glad you asked. Here's a ranking of the division's quarterback rooms.

4. New York Giants

Preseason depth chart: Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, Tommy DeVito, Nathan Rourke

The Giants are a mess. They won't get any sympathy here. Daniel Jones hasn't done much to prove he is a consistent NFL quarterback, and for some reason, the G-Men keep him around

Oh well... That's great news for Philadelphia.

You never know though. We thought much of the same about Drew Lock. Then, he led the Seattle Seahawks on a last-second drive to dispose of Philly last season.

Jones and Lock can win games, but neither can win a Super Bowl. This is who Big Blue is rolling with. Again, you won't hear any complaints from us.

3. Washington Commanders

Preseason depth chart: Jayden Daniels, Marcus Mariota, Jeff Driskel, Sam Hartman

Typically, we wouldn't rank rookies ahead of veterans with experience, especially rookies who play the quarterback position. Jayden Daniels is a special talent though. His ceiling is higher than any QB on New York's depth chart.

We truly believe that.

Jeff Driskel has lost ten of 11 games as a starter. Then, there's Marcus Mariota. He's better than Jones and Lock... maybe. He didn't show us much in Philly, but he has also been a starter.

Daniels hasn't taken a single snap in the NFL yet, yet somehow we feel better about walking into a season with him manning the controls than we feel about any offense Daniel Jones leads.

2. Dallas Cowboys

Preseason depth chart: Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush, Trey Lance

Trey Lance is a former first-round draftee. He's 2-2 as a starter but has never done much to prove he's worthy of being selected that high. Luckily for the Cowboys, he's only needed to be their third-string option and handle emergency duty.

Dak Prescott is the guy here. Cooper Rush is a capable backup, one with a 5-1 record as a starter. Whether or not Dak remains with Dallas this season is yet to be seen, but he still has the second-highest ceiling of any QB in this division. Dallas will win their share of regular-season games and falter in the postseaon. We pretty much know what we have here.

1. Philadelphia Eagles

Preseason depth chart: Jalen Hurts, Kenny Pickett, Tanner McKee, Will Grier

Call us biased or homers. We could care less. We prefer to call this brutal honestly for the competition. The Eagles are home to the NFC East's top QB room.

Jalen Hurts has been mentioned as a legitimate MVP candidate at some point during both the 2022 and 2023 NFL seasons. Expect those conversations to continue into the coming campaign. Kenny Pickett, a former first-rounder, has the potential to be an upgrade over Gardner Minshew and Marcus Mariota.

Tanner McKee is the young prodigy. He's immobile but a good passer. Philly's QB room is in better shape than it has been in a while.

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