NFC East Starting Quarterbacks in 2022: Dak Prescott, Jalen Hurts and Mitch Trubisky?

Free agent QB Mitchell Trubisky and former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll could reunite in New York with Daboll as Giants head coach
Free agent QB Mitchell Trubisky and former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll could reunite in New York with Daboll as Giants head coach / Timothy T Ludwig/GettyImages

Dak Prescott will be the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys come the start of the 2022 season. Barring a unexpected deal, Jalen Hurts will also be under center for the Philadelphia Eagles.

After those two players, it's starting to feel like free agent quarterback Mitchell Trubisky might be the third clearest starting option in the NFC East.

The former No. 2 overall pick remains a hot commodity on the free agent market this offseason after taking a one-year deal with Buffalo to be the backup to MVP-candidate Josh Allen. Since arriving, Trubisky has been showered with praise from his former Buffalo Bills teammates, coaches and front office personnel about his one year in Western New York.

Besides making a strong impression in a short period of time, Trubisky's likely rise is due to two different factors: lack of veteran quarterbacks reportedly on the market, as well as a weak draft class at the position, causing teams in need of a new quarterback to potentially look elsewhere for answers.

So where might Trubisky wind up, and why does it appear that the NFC East could be the most likely destination?

Which Team Will Mitch Trubisky Sign with This Offseason?

New York Giants

New head coach Brian Daboll already has familiarity with Trubisky from their year together in Buffalo, which would allow a fairly smooth transition to run his offense in Year 1 after the last few years with Jason Garrett and Freddie Kitchens calling plays under Joe Judge.

While the Giants self-admitted that they have done their best to sabotage Jones from the get-go, bringing in Trubisky could create a sense of urgency for competition at the most important position.

Even if Trubisky arrives for the Giants in the form of a free agent deal, it likely won't move the line in the NFL futures market. WynnBET Sportsbook currently has the Giants at +10000 to win the Super Bowl, with only the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and New York Jets further behind.

Washington Commanders

Taylor Heinicke was serviceable for Ron Rivera and company, but it's abundantly clear that Washington is in search of a new, more stable option at the position next season.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Washington had actively pursued Russell Wilson as a potential trade candidate, but were denied by the Seahawks in the process.

Between being turned down for Wilson, as well as Aaron Rodgers and Derek Carr unlikely being available, the Commanders may have to go to the drawing board with an option like Trubisky, who at his best, could stabilize the position for a few years before a better option comes along.

Washington holds slightly better odds than their division rival New York Giants to win the Super Bowl at +6000, but still ranks amongst the bottom 10 teams in the NFL.

If they, or any team can maximize Trubisky's talent, then there's an argument to be made that he's an NFL starter, but just how much upside is there?

He does own a 29-21-0 record, but in his best season in Chicago, Trubisky still only threw for 3,223 yards (20th), passed for 24 touchdowns (14th) and 12 interceptions (9th most). The dual-threat conversation is somewhat valid, considering Trubisky ran for 421 yards and three touchdowns during that 2018 season, but it's hardly elite.

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