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NFL insider is high on Giants’ Daniel Jones, Jets’ Zach Wilson despite low rankings in countdown of top 40 QBs – NJ.com


NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms is spending the offseason ranking the top 40 quarterbacks in the league, which he has been revealing on the “Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast and “PFT Live.”

Simms, the son of two-time Super Bowl champion Phil Simms, spent eight seasons in the NFL, so he knows something about the position.

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On Tuesday, Chris Simms unveiled QBs No. 26 to 30. And that just happens to be where both New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and New York Jets rookie Zach Wilson fall.

No. 26: Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Simms: “This is a make-or-break year in Daniel Jones’ career if he wants to continue to be the unchallenged starting quarterback for the New York Giants. He’s got all the skills and attributes to be a really good franchise quarterback, but it’s got to come together … It’s as big of a year three for a quarterback as I can remember … When you break down Daniel Jones and why I say the potential is there, the guy has all the tools to be really, really good and do some special things and lead the Giants. He’s an elite passer … He can make every throw, he’s got every club in the bag. You’ve seen him run, his athleticism is real.”

No. 27: Zach Wilson, New York Jets

Simms: “I’m all in on Zach Wilson. He’s my guy. Of course, I love Trevor Lawrence, but Zach Wilson, he’s just got an appeal to my eye that the other quarterbacks did not have in this draft. His talents are special, I think his throwing is out-of-this-world special … I think he’s one of those guys, if you talk to people who have seen him in person, it’s always, ‘Woah … the ball explodes’ … Incredible athlete, can really run … I love Zach Wilson’s talent, I like his moxie … He’s got (Aaron) Rodgers, (Patrick) Mahomes-ish type qualities that really pop out and I think it’s the perfect marriage with the Jets.”

So here’s what Simms’ top 40 looks like so far:

40. Case Keenum, Cleveland

39. Justin Fields, Chicago

38. Trey Lance, San Francisco

37. Kellen Mond, Minnesota

36. Marcus Mariota, Las Vegas

35. Tyrod Taylor, Houston

34. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami

33. Drew Lock, Denver

32. Teddy Bridgewater, Denver

31. Jared Goff, Detroit

30. Mac Jones, New England

29. Andy Dalton, Chicago

28. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville

27. Zach Wilson, NY Jets

26. Daniel Jones, NY Giants

Simms will unveil Nos. 21 through 25 on Thursday.

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