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Ranking Quarterbacks of the AFC East

Steve Shoup

The AFC East may not be the deepest division when it comes to quarterback play, but it certainly possesses some of the most interesting situations at the position. Across four teams you have some talent but inconsistent youngsters, one of the game’s legends, and a savvy journeyman veteran. There’s something for everyone here, and the easiest and cheapest way to see these quarterbacks live is by saving big at ScoreBig.com!

4) Geno Smith, New York Jets
Geno’s shown flashes of true potential throughout his two seasons with the New York Jets, but those flashes are overshadowed by maddening bouts of inconsistency and poor decision-making. He has a commendable five game-winning drives in his young career, but the 28 career interceptions and 13 fumbles will make your head spin. Now that Gang Green has gone out and gotten Smith true playmakers like Eric Decker and Percy Harvin, it’s officially “put up or shut up” time for Geno.

3) Kyle Orton, Buffalo Bills
Orton is a solid journeyman quarterback who’s provided solid contributions to five NFL franchises, but he’s never going to be the type of signal caller you build a team around. That being said, he has led the Buffalo Bills to a 2-1 record since taking over for struggling sophomore EJ Manuel. So that’s something.

2) Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
Even just to the naked eye, Ryan Tannehill looks like the makings of a stud quarterback. He’s tall, has a rocket arm, and a ton of polish from his college days. However, now in his third season under center for Miami, he hasn’t quite been able to put all the tools together on the pro level. Whether he can lead the Dolphins, currently sitting at a .500 record, to their first playoff appearance since 2008 will go a long way toward determining if he’s truly the franchise’s QB of the future.

1) Tom Brady, New England Patriots
At the end of the day, the Genos, Ortons, and Tannehills of the world are just pretenders to this New England Patriots’ throne. With three Super Bowl rings, five AFC championship victories, two MVPs, nine Pro Bowls, and an all-but-guaranteed yearly trip to the postseason, Tom Brady isn’t just the best QB in the AFC East; he might just be the best of all time.

 

 



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