Checking in on the NFC East quarterbacks

Sonja Greenfield Senior NFL Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Last week I looked at the quarterbacks of the NFC North to preview what their 2019 season may look like. Apparently, you guys liked it, so I’m going to keep that train moving.  This week I’m going to take a look at the quarterbacks of the NFC East.

Overall, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the NFC East. Outside of the Giants and the Eagles making some blockbuster moves, it’s been pretty calm in terms of free agency.

This week I ask, what will 2019 look like for the NFC East Quarterbacks? And it’s a dubious situation, to say the least, unlike the NFC North, where barring injury, the quarterbacks are pretty solid.  Here in the NFC East, it’s not quite the same.

First up, the Philadelphia Eagles.  I was really hoping that last season would see QB Carson Wentz getting to the playoffs, if not, the Super Bowl.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case as his season ended early after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back. The team Wentz will be coming back to is going to look a little different.

Wide receiver Golden Tate is now a Giant, but they did also bring back WR Desean Jackson from Tampa Bay.  Jackson was a 3 time Pro Bowler during his tenure with the Eagles previously. The Eagles were also given a gift from the Chicago Bears in the form of running back Jordan Howard.  Their defense is in pretty good shape so far.  I don’t see why Wentz and the Eagles aren’t going to have a good 2019.  They for sure will be contenders for the division title.  IF Wentz can stay healthy.

Heading up I-95 we find ourselves talking about Eli Manning and the Giants.  It’s hard to think that the Giants aren’t going to draft Manning’s replacement this year. But after recent moves by the Giants General Manager, you sort of have to question what his thought process may be.

Manning has lost his most talented receiver he’s had in a long time, if not ever, in Odell Beckham Jr. Yes, he still has WRs Sterling Shepard, and Tate, tight end, Evan Engram, and RB Saquon Barkley.  But if Manning is having a hard time throwing downfield, and the offensive line isn’t very good, these guys aren’t going to be able to do too much. They’ve got plenty of picks in this years draft, and if they have a good draft, 2019 could be a good year.  The recent moves by this team, however, lead me to think differently.

Since we’re wallowing in misery, let’s talk about the Washington Redskins quarterback situation for 2019, Case Keenum.

Ummm, yeah. Well… huh.

Good talk!  2019 probably isn’t going to be looking too bright for the Redskins quarterbacking situation. May the draft gods be good to them.

Last, but far from least, ‘Dem Boyz.  The Cowboys probably have the most solid QB situation right now.  I say that because there really isn’t anyone calling for Dak Prescott to be replaced, and he’s played well.  He’s poised to lead the Cowboys back to the playoffs this season. They’ve got a solid offensive line, RB Ezekiel Elliot, and WRs Amari Cooper and Tavon Austin.  They also welcomed new additions to the team in WR Randall Cobb and the un-retired tight end Jason Witten.  Throw in new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, and this offense could be pretty amazing.  Prescott and company are poised to retain their division title and have a deep playoff run in 2019.

So, readers, I ask you which quarterback in the NFC East is going to have the best 2019?


Let Sonja know who you think is going to have the best season on Twitter @Mom23RN

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