NFL power rankings: Which NFC quarterback is best?

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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As the 2020 NFL season approaches, which teams boast the best quarterbacks in the NFC?

While the AFC is defined by NFL MVP’s and rookie quarterbacks, the NFC is also defined by overriding storylines. The first is future Hall of Fame quarterbacks still dominating the top of the conference; and the second is a lot of below mediocre quarterback play right now.

However, perhaps the most interesting headline of the conference as it relates to quarterbacks is that there is only one team for whom the Week One starting quarterback remains a bit of a mystery.

This conference has lost six of the last eight Super Bowls – can someone shift the conference power balance in Super Bowl LV?

NFL power rankings: NFC quarterbacks

16. Mitchell Trubisky/Nick Foles, Chicago Bears

As alluded to above, there is only one NFC team without a (relatively) firm Week 1 starter in place, the Bears. After trading their fourth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Foles, and declining the fifth-year option for Trubisky, nobody knows who will win the starting job in the Windy City.

Because of that, we’ve put the Bears at the bottom of our rankings for now. Oddly enough, it’s probable that if it’s Trubisky, we’d probably still rank them at the bottom of the list. If the Bears were to commit to Foles, however, they would certainly leapfrog at least a team or two in our rankings.

15. Dwayne Haskins, Washington

Unlike Chicago, we know who the starter is in Washington. Of course, the team also traded with the Panthers for Kyle Allen, who essentially followed head coach Ron Rivera to the nation’s capitol. Still, Allen isn’t coming in as competition but rather insurance for the second-year man from Ohio State.

As a rookie, Haskins posted a 2-5 record with seven interceptions and touchdowns apiece. Luckily, the offense should be better this year with better coaching and an improved offensive line. If it is, we could get a chance to see what all the buzz was about.