Earlier this week it was announced that Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in their week 1 season opener against the Atlanta Falcons and I had an epiphany.
At age 37, Eli Manning might just be the best quarterback in the division. Pop bottles.
Nick Foles stinks.
.@j_collins91 intercepts Foles inside the 5!
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— NFL (@NFL) August 24, 2018
Yes, he won the Super Bowl. He beat Tom Brady. Blah blah. We were all there. If this was an article about which NFC East team had the best defense or offensive line or most balanced roster then I would be praising the Philadelphia Eagles or whatever but Nick Foles isn’t the guy who should be celebrated for what happened last year.
A few weeks ago, the Browns put Foles in a torture chamber. He threw 2 interceptions, lost a fumble and got sacked in the end zone for a safety. THAT’S the Nick Foles I know and love seeing the New York Giants play against. He’s back.
I can say with complete confidence that Eli Manning is better than Nick Foles.
Now let’s talk about Dak ‘pull yourself up by your boots straps, yes sir no sir, I’ve never protested anything in my life’ Prescott who might be the most overrated quarterback in the league.
In 2017, Eli and Dak had almost identical numbers.
Eli Manning threw for 3,468 yards with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Dak Prescott threw for 3,324 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Eli played in one less game than Dak after Ben McAdoo benched him for no reason and let’s remember that after Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard went out with injuries, Eli was throwing to bag boys and personal trainers out there every Sunday while Dak had Jason Whitten and Dez Bryant.
If we’re projecting forward, Dak is now throwing the ball to a bunch of nobodies while Eli is surrounded by talent. Who do you honestly think is going to have a better 2018 season? Dak refusing to throw the ball further than 5 yards past the line of scrimmage or Eli chucking it down the field for Evan Engram in the end zone? It’s Eli. That’s, ya know, the point of this article.
The Washington Redskins traded for Alex Smith and there is an unofficial Alex Smith rule. Whenever you are comparing another quarterback to Alex Smith and you’re attempting to determine who is better, the answer is never Alex Smith.
We all know that Alex Smith is the most efficient quarterback in the NFL. His touchdown to interception ratio is immaculate. He never turns the ball over.
Oh, and he also never throws the ball down the field because he’s a coward while Eli Manning will just shut his eyes and chuck it as far as he can and sometimes it’ll end up in Darren Sharper’s hands and sometimes it’ll end up against David Tyree’s helmet but I’ll take the QB that will risk it all for a Super Bowl win over the quarterback who is a gigantic chicken and will never even make it to a Super Bowl.
And I don’t want to hear about Carson Wentz. Eli has two knees. Carson, does not.
Eli Manning is the best quarterback in the NFC East and no one can tell me otherwise.
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