Best 2024 NFL Offseason Move For Every NFC East Team

Jayden Daniels, Washington Commanders
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The NFC East isn’t exactly one of the more intriguing divisions from top to bottom. Really, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles are the only two truly impressive teams, but I guess you could say the New York Giants and Washington Commanders are in the process of building something.

The Cowboys and Eagles are two of the conference’s top contenders, and it would be a surprise if one of the two ballclubs didn’t win the division in 2024.

That being said, there was quite a bit of movement within the NFC East this offseason, which will at least make the division somewhat interesting to monitor.

Here is the best move from every squad within the division over the last several months.

Dallas Cowboys: Signing LB Eric Kendricks.

The Cowboys didn’t really do much of anything in free agency, and you could say that they had a pretty disappointing draft, as well.

However, let’s not pretend that signing Eric Kendricks was a nothing move.

Kendricks is a fine linebacker and definitely fills a need for Dallas, as the position was one of the only areas in which the Cowboys truly lacked in 2023.

The 32-year-old is coming off of an impressive season in which he racked up 117 tackles and 3.5 sacks, and he has registered over 100 tackles in eight straight campaigns. He even made a Pro Bowl back in 2019.

Is Kendricks Micah Parsons? No, but he is a good defensive player who will absolutely help bolster Dallas’ front seven.

New York Giants: Drafting WR Malik Nabers.

There are a couple of different directions you can go with the Giants.

I really loved their sign-and-trade deal for defensive end Brian Burns, as it gives the club a dynamic pass-rushing duo of Burns and Kayon Thibodeaux. Plus, they also have Dexter Lawrence up front.

But their best move was absolutely adding Malik Nabers.

New York has not had a true No. 1 receiver since Odell Beckham Jr., and he last played for the team in 2018. Say what you want about Daniel Jones, but his best weapon since entering the league in 2019 has been Darius Slayton. Slayton is a nice player, but he really is a either a high-end No. 3 or a very low-end No. 2. He has never even achieved 800 receiving yards in a single season.

Now, Jones actually has a guy in Nabers who could become a top-flight No. 1 receiver, and that could certainly turn Jones’ career around.

Some even had Nabers ranked as the best wide out in a draft class that included Marvin Harrison Jr. and Rome Odunze, so the LSU standout is immensely talented.

Philadelphia Eagles: Drafting CB Quinyon Mitchell.

The Eagles’ passing defense ranked second-to-last in the NFL last season, which shouldn’t come as a surprise based on badly Philadelphia was torched down the stretch of 2023.

Philly knew it had to address its secondary this offseason, so it made sure it dedicated its first two draft picks to defensive backs, the first of which was Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell.

Mitchell was viewed by many as the best corner in the class and is coming off of a campaign in which he registered 32 tackles, an interception and 18 passes defended. He racked up five picks in 2022.

The Eagles do have a couple of big names in Darius Slay and James Bradberry at the position, but Slay is declining, and Bradberry was horrendous this past year.

Philadelphia absolutely needed some new blood in its defensive backfield, so rolling with Mitchell in the first round was a very wise decision.

Washington Commanders: Drafting QB Jayden Daniels.

This one was a no-brainer.

The Commanders have been searching for a franchise quarterback for ages. Just look at how many signal-callers they have gone through over the last several decades. It’s staggering.

Jayden Daniels could be the answer.

The LSU product won the Heisman Trophy last season and is one of the most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks we have seen in quite some time.

Some worry about Daniels’ age, as he is already 23 years old. However, you could also look at it from the other side of the coin and say that his experience makes him more NFL-ready.

Daniels will enter the league with some decent weapons to throw to in Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson, although you have to be a bit worried about the offensive line in front of him.

All things considered, Washington may have finally landed its quarterback.

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