As the NFL preseason kicks into full gear, we will be taking a look into the top players at each position. The breakdown of the players will be within the division itself. The first players we will be taking a look at are the signal callers. The quarterback position is arguably the most important position in sports.
While some teams across the NFL have established starters, other organizations are looking to build a solid nucleus. The Next division under the microscope is the NFC South.
The NFC South has a collection of very good quarterbacks within the division. They have a Super Bowl winner with Drew Brees in New Orleans. The South also has Matt Ryan in Atlanta. Ryan led the Falcons to the NFC Championship and they were on the cusp of earning a Super Bowl trip.
The two younger quarterbacks in the division are Josh Freeman and Cam Newton. It’s time for both young guns to step up into a more developed leadership role.
Only one quarterback led their team into the playoffs last season, and that was Matt Ryan. Drew Brees and the Saints dealt with turmoil the previous offseason, thus their season turned dismal quickly. Lack of coaching ultimately was the undoing in New Orleans.
Here are the NFC South quarterback rankings.