The Eagles face uncertainty at the starting quarterback position for the first time entering a season since 1999. Among their choices are a 33-year old veteran with plenty to love and hate, a 2nd-year question mark, a 4th round rookie and a 2012 practice squad player. Most would say the quarterback position for the Eagles is less than ideal. Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Matt Barkley, and Dennis Dixon all have tons of questions marks (or at least a lot more than positives) and clearly the competition is very open, so it is safe to say that the team faces one of the least-desirable situations in the league at the position.
Still the Eagles have plenty to be optimistic about with Barkley and Foles for the future as well as Vick and possibly Dixon in the short-term. In order to gauge who has it worst situation (in order to look at things half-full), let's take a look at some of the other battles and/or units around the league:
Oakland Raiders: Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson
Buffalo Bills: Kevin Kolb, E.J. Manuel, Jeff Tuel
Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel
Arizona Cardinals: Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon
New York Jets: Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Greg McEllroy
Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Jason Campbell
Jacksonville Jaguars: Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, Mike Kafka (!)
Tennessee Titans: Jake Locker, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rusty Smith
Which team do you think has the worst quarterback situation in the league? Is it the Vikings, who have won despite their quarterback play? Could it be the Jags, Browns, Bills or Raiders, all of which are seemingly poised for another bottom 10 season? What about the Titans, Jets or Bucs, who all have high picks that are at the helm but seem likely to lose their jobs? Or could it be our Eagles or the Cardinals, both of which have old veterans looking for one more shot at the brass ring?