Ranking the projected starting QBs in the NFC for 2023 – #10 – #6
#10 – Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks
One good year from Geno Smith does not propel him into the elites of the NFC, in my opinion. He was a low-end backup QB for his entire career, but give credit where credit is due. If he can keep this up, he will begin to climb up these ranks.
#9 – Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers
Brock Purdy’s unexpected 2022 season was awesome to see, but like Smith, we need to see more before proclaiming him as the next great QB in the NFL.
#8 – Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
Fields’ promising year two should have Bears’ fans excited for year three, but let’s not pretend he’s established himself quite yet. The offseason additions from GM Ryan Poles should help, though.
#7 – Derek Carr, New Orleans Saints
I like Derek Carr, and I think we he was unfairly treated in Las Vegas and was the only good thing that franchise had going for them the past decade, but I don’t like the fit in New Orleans and I don’t think he’s a true franchise QB.
#6 – Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
I think it’s a terrible idea if the Detroit Lions draft a QB with one of their first round picks in 2023. Goff is a solid QB in the NFC and is someone that has gotten to a Super Bowl. Let’s not overthink this, Detroit.