If you could build an All-NFC East team for 2014, which players would you choose? Over the next few weeks, we’ll debate that and break it down, position by position. Think about which players you believe will have the best 2014 seasons. Today we focus on quarterbacks.
Here are the candidates:
Nick Foles, Eagles
Why choose him?—In his first year as a starter he posted an astounding ratio of 27 touchdown passes to two interceptions. Foles’ passer rating of 119.2 led the NFL.
Robert Griffin III, Redskins
Why choose him?—In 2012 he was perhaps the best rookie QB anyone had ever seen but his knee rehab clearly set him back last year. Can Jay Gruden work some magic with him?
Eli Manning, Giants
Why choose him?—I’m not among those willing to write off the 33-year-old after he threw a league-leading 27 picks. I could easily see him getting back to his old ways of 30 TDs, 15 INTs, and making enough key plays to get the Giants back into the playoffs in 2014.
Tony Romo, Cowboys
Why choose him?—If you’re a fan of the other team, you don’t want to see the ball in Romo’s hands late in a close game. But, come to think of it, you probably don’t like that situation if you’re a Cowboys fan, either.
Tandler’s picks—I don’t see Foles with a 27-2 TD-INT again this year but he could fall off from that considerably and still be pretty good. I think Griffin will be the better player in the long run, but it’s going to take a year for him to adjust under Jay Gruden’s program to make him more of a pocket passer, so the pick for 2014 is Foles.
Your pick—Let us know who your All-NFC East quarterback is by hitting the poll and then defending your pick in the comments.