The NFC East underperformed last season, only the Philadelphia Eagles posted a winning record. However, that doesn’t mean the division lacks superstars. This article proves the NFC East features plenty of gifted players, even if the teams sometimes fall short.
The honorable mentions list is a mile long. The NFC East is a talented division, even if its winning percentage didn’t reflect that last season. Instead of covering all of the honorable mentions here, I’ve sprinkled them throughout the next seven sections.
However, I did want to discuss the Washington Football Team while we’re here. No Washington players appear in this article. That means no Landon Collins, Ryan Kerrigan, Terry McLaurin, or Brandon Scherff.
Washington had a terrible season last year, finishing 3-13. McLaurin was one of only two offensive players with over 550 yards from scrimmage (Adrian Peterson was the other). However, McLaurin’s 58 receptions for 919 yards and seven touchdowns don’t even make him the best pass-catcher in the division. As for Scherff, he’s outclassed by linemen in Dallas and Philadelphia.
Collins isn’t an All-Pro anymore because of his struggles in coverage. Kerrigan usually would earn a spot on this list, but he’s coming off the worst year of his career. I couldn’t make room for him.
That leaves us with three NFC East teams that dominated the top seven spots. Honestly, this could’ve been a top ten list and it still would’ve snubbed some notable players. The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, in particular, are just too talented to reward all the great players in seven selections.
Let’s see who claimed spots and who missed the cut.