Why Jones ranks lower than Wentz
Wentz is the more polished quarterback with a great arm. He was the clear-cut favorite to win the MVP Award until he got hurt late in 2017. Not only that, but the former North Dakota State star hasn’t returned to his 2017 form yet.
However, it is worth noting that this year he had to deal with a multitude of injuries to his supporting cast. It’s true that Wentz has a great offensive line, but he also has nobody to throw to.
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Wentz is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards in a season without a wide receiver on his team gaining 500 yards, which he did this past season. He won the division and would’ve won the NFC Wild Card Game if Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney didn’t hit him with a cheap shot early on, sidelining him for the rest of the contest.
A four-year pro, Wentz has a solid 97 touchdowns with only 35 interceptions in 56 career regular-season starts. To his credit, Jones has 24 touchdowns to 12 picks in 12 starts, but he’s still not the QB that Wentz is right now.
Jones is, however, a bright young quarterback, who’s shown an ability to dominate on the football field at times, and has shown plenty of promise thus far in his career. He needs to work on ball security and consistency, but is rightfully seen as a guy who projects as a franchise quarterback.
With only one season under his belt, he is better than half the starting quarterbacks in the NFC East.