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The QB Scho Show #21!

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It’s the most important position on the face of the planet, so you better have it right or you’ll be walking through the desert dying of quarterback thirst. How’s the NFC East fairing and what should they do to improve or maintain their stable of signal-callers?

On The QB Scho Show #21, we analyzed each quarterback room in the East. Contract, draft, and trade decisions need to be made by all four teams. How will they handle those questions?

My co-host Mark Schofield’s advice to the Philadelphia Eagles’ was as follows:

“Maester’s Counsel: The Eagles should look to inking [Carson Wentz] to an extension in the near term. In addition, while [Luis Perez] is an intriguing option at the third spot with the uncertainty around [Nate Sudfeld]’s long term position in Philadelphia, the Eagles should look to at least a Day Three selection at the quarterback position to give them some options for the future behind Wentz.” - Mark Schofield, Pro Football Weekly

Easy enough. We’re all waiting for news of a Wentz extension and it’s only a matter of time before ink hits the dotted line. The Dallas Cowboys are in similar situation with Dak Prescott.

“According to salary analysis website Spotrac.com, an extension for Prescott could push the $150M range. Spotrac estimates that Prescott could command a six-year extension worth roughly $23.6M per season, putting the full value of his contract just north of $140M.”

That’s a lot of cheddar for the inconsistent Prescott, but quarterbacks aren’t growing on trees and the feeling is the Cowboys will get it done for better or worse.

“Maester’s Counsel: The biggest decisions the Cowboys face at the quarterback position are not immediate... Prescott has likely earned the long term deal, so the organization should seek to get such a deal done.”

We also address how the New York Giants and Washington Redskins should attack the position, whether it be in the draft or via trade. Could they be in a bidding war for Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Josh Rosen? They darn well should be.

For additional context, I put together this handy dandy spreadsheet that shows how each starting East quarterback matches up in the world of advanced analytics.

data via Pro Football Focus 2019 QB Annual

We cover all that and have a side bar about the Air Raid offense taking over the NFL on The QB Scho Show #21! Listen on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts? Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!