Following the 2018 season three quarterbacks appeared destined for greatness after their third season. Since then, things have changed dramatically and have the 2016 NFL Draft flipped on its head.
In that draft, the Los Angeles Rams selected Jared Goff with the first overall pick. He was followed by Carson Wentz, picked by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Dallas Cowboys didn’t select Dak Prescott until the fourth round, the eighth quarterback taken. Three seasons later, all three were coming off of playoff seasons and had reached the Pro Bowl.
Now, Wentz and Goff are on new teams while Prescott is in contentious contract negotiations with the Cowboys. So after five years, where do the quarterbacks sit with fans?
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, fans around the country expect Prescott to have the best season of the three in just about every important category. Most importantly, a slight plurality of fans think Prescott and the Cowboys will win the most games. With 46 percent of the vote going for the Cowboys, 41 percent picked Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts and 12 percent selected Goff and the Detroit Lions.
When talking about the quarterback play specifically, an even wider majority think Prescott will have the best season, even after his injury last year. 72 percent of fans think Prescott will score the most touchdowns (passing and rushing), followed by 18 percent for Wentz and 10 percent for Goff.
Even pure-passing is expected to favor Prescott, according to the fans. 61 percent of fans think the Cowboys QB will have the best passer rating this season, followed by 20 percent for Wentz and 19 percent for Goff.
Fans of the New Orleans Saints are surely happy Carson Wentz wound up in Indianapolis, though, because despite NFL fans thinking Dak will be more successful in Dallas, Wentz in Indy is one less potential suitor for Jameis Winston.
It would have been interesting to see how fans would have voted if Jameis was included in a fourth option in this poll...
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