There are plenty of interesting storylines flooding the quarterback situations in the NFC East. Once again, the division has accomplished veterans, and younger talent that needs to be cultivated quickly.
When it comes to the NFC East quarterbacks, only one has had tremendous achievements in the postseason. Eli Manning is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants, and he’s expected to continue his resurgence in 2015.
With Manning in search of a new contract extension, this could be a make it or break it year for 12 year veteran. Manning is in his last year of his contract, so it will be interesting to see how he performs if the two sides can’t get a deal done.
The rest of the quarterbacks on the list have promise, but there’s been a lot left to be desired. Tony Romo led Dallas to the NFC East title, and were minutes away from a NFC Championship game appearance. It was his best year ever as a quarterback, and he is trying to avoid a step back in 2015.
The one newcomer to the list is Sam Bradford. After suffering a pair of ACL injuries, Bradford is ready for a fresh start in Philadelphia. So far, Bradford has been the toast of the town in Philadelphia. For that love to continue, he’ll have to stay upright this season.
Here are the NFC East quarterback rankings.
5. Mark Sanchez– Philadelphia Eagles
Mark Sanchez has actually played in two AFC Championship games. Currently, he’s the back up to Sam Bradford, but his future playing time could be in doubt this season. Sanchez could be the guy leading Philadelphia into the playoffs, or he could be sent packing if a worthy trade comes to fruition.
4. Robert Griffin III- Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III thinks of himself as the best quarterback in the NFL, and pundits aren’t taking kindly to that. It wouldn’t have hurt if RGIII got a fresh start with a new organization, but he’ll have one more season to get it right most likely.
3. Tony Romo- Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo had his lowest passing yards total since only playing six games in 2010. He also had his best completion percentage ever, while throwing for 34 touchdown passes. The Cowboys are picked to win the NFC East, but for that to happen, they’ll need their mammoth offensive line to become road graders once again. Is this the year Romo takes Dallas to the Super Bowl.
2. Sam Bradford- Philadelphia Eagles
Some may think putting Bradford this high on the list is going out on a limb. However, if his limbs stay intact, Bradford can lead the Eagles back to the playoffs and beyond. His only question is whether he can stay healthy or not.
1. Eli Manning- New York Giants
Eli Manning is looking for an extremely lucrative deal in advance of the 2015 season. Coming off of a 30 touchdown season, Manning also has plans of making this his best season of his entire NFL career. He also has one of the most explosive receivers in the league on his side.