Joe Theismann: Alex Smith is NFC East's top QB, Wentz the worst

By , 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Carson Wentz has reached rock bottom. At least, according to Joe Theismann, he has.

Theismann created quite a controversy Wednesday morning on 105.3 The Fan when he ranked the current quarterbacks in the NFC East.

"Right now, I would rank Alex (Smith) one, Andy (Dalton) two, Daniel (Jones) three, and Carson (Wentz) is just having a horrible year. Goodness, me. If it's gonna happen bad it's probably gonna happen to him. That's the way it's sort of been this year for him," Theismann said on Shan and RJ. "I think Daniel has tremendous upside. His is just a question of playing the game mentally better, not physically. I think Alex has a better command (of the game). Alex and Andy are right there (at the top) in the division."

Not included in the discussion, of course, was Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott, who is clearly the best signal-caller in the division. Not long ago, there was a debate over who was the superior quarterback between Prescott and Wentz. That ship has since sailed as Wentz has continued to struggle week-in-and-week-out this season.

Wentz ranks 27th out of 30 eligible starting quarterbacks with a QBR of 48.2, sitting just above his former teammate, Nick Foles (44.3), Drew Lock (40.2), and Sam Darnold (39.5).

Additionally, Wentz has thrown a league-leading 14 interceptions. The next closest in that department are Kirk Cousins and Locke, who each have 11 INTs.

Jones has shown some improvement this year in the turnover department. Some, including former Giants running back, Tikki Barber, have credited former Cowboys head coach, and now G-Men offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett, with helping the former Duke product improve his decision-making. Jones' 65.8 QBR puts him in the middle of the pack in the league.

Meanwhile, Smith won his first game in 742 days this past weekend. His numbers in Washington Football Team's 20-9 win over the Bengals weren't anything to write home about: 166 yards on 16-for-25 passing and a 34.6 QBR.

Still, the accomplishment of leading his team to a win after he suffered a gruesome leg injury just two years ago is very admirable.

As for Dalton, he has been in-and-out of the starting lineup over the last several weeks after dealing with COVID-19 and a concussion. The Cowboys are just 1-2 in his three starts. However, he led them to their biggest win of the season this past Sunday in Minnesota. Dalton went 22-32 for 203 yards passing and three touchdowns and a 108.7 QBR.

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