5 Greatest Quarterbacks in NFC East History
The NFC East is always one of the most hotly contested divisions in football, with rivalries running deep between all four teams. The Philadelphia Eagles are the most recent champions, the Dallas Cowboys are favored to take the crown in 2020, and the Washington Redskins and New York Giants have both won the division within the last decade.
All four franchises have been led by some great quarterbacks over the years, and here are the five best quarterbacks in NFC East history.
Note: This does not include the Arizona Cardinals, who were in the NFC East until the division realignment in 2002.
5. Sammy Baugh (1937-1952)
It can be hard to compare across eras, but this list would not be complete without Washington's Sammy Baugh. "Slingin Sammy" led the NFL in passing yards four times and in completion percentage eight times in his 16-year career, leading Washington to two NFL championships (1937, 1942).
4. Donovan McNabb (1999-2009)
The Eagles' all-time leader in a ton of passing stats, nobody in Philly history has thrown for more yards (32,873) or touchdowns (216) than McNabb. He also led the Eagles to the postseason eight times in his 10 years as a starter, making six Pro Bowls.
3. Eli Manning, New York Giants (2004-2019)
Eli Manning had an up-and-down NFL career, no doubt, but he finished with some seriously impressive accolades. He has two Super Bowl MVP awards to his name, both over the New England Patriots dynasty, and he's the Giants' all-time leader in passing yards (57,023) and touchdowns (366). Say what you want about his down years, but Eli is the greatest quarterback in Giants history.
2. Roger Staubach (1969-1979)
Roger Staubach was easily the Cowboys' greatest quarterback of all time when he retired in 1979, and some would still argue for him in the top spot. A two-time Super Bowl winner (with one Super Bowl MVP award), Staubach threw for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns while leading the cowboys to an 85-29 record.
1. Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys (1989-2000)
One-upping Staubach, Troy Aikman won three Super Bowl rings with one MVP award, also beating him out in both passing yards (32,942) and touchdowns (165). Aikman made six straight Pro Bowls from 1991 to 1996, leading the Cowboys through one of the most successful periods in franchise history.
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