Any time you get a group of starting quarterbacks from the same draft class, comparisons will follow. Debates get more heated when two of those quarterbacks go in the first two picks of the draft — something we saw in 2016 with Jared Goff and Carson Wentz heading to the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. Throw in a division rivalry between two fanbases that don’t hold a whole lot of love for each other (the Eagles with Wentz and the Dallas Cowboys landed fourth-rounder Dak Prescott), and the debate can get out of hand, especially given that Wentz and Prescott have been relatively evenly matched to this point in their careers.
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All quarterback comparisons aren't the same — no rational Pittsburgh Steelers fan is out there arguing that Mason Rudolph is better than Lamar Jackson. But the debate between Prescott and Wentz is legitimate, which keeps the debate running and serves as an embodiment of the rivalry between their respective teams. Goff doesn’t factor into the NFC East rivalry, but he is still a part of the larger conversation — who is the best quarterback from the 2016 draft class?