NFC East quarterback rankings: Where do the Commanders sit after roster cuts?

Heading into the 2023 regular season, where does Washington rank among other NFC East teams in regard to quarterback rooms?

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4. Washington Commanders

After all the smokescreens this offseason, Sam Howell takes on the starter role for the Washington Commanders. Jacoby Brissett will serve as his backup.

By default, the Commanders were going to be last in this conversation of quarterbacks. However, they are tentatively in the fourth spot.

Given the fact that Howell has only played one regular season game and now leads the charge, it is nearly impossible to put them higher on the list. However, there is a chance that could change given the positive momentum he's accumulated throughout a sensational summer.

Howell did have a strong preseason showing this year, so it keeps the fans hopeful. Commanders' head coach Ron Rivera recently even got retrospective when talking about Howell’s debut at the end of 2022.

Brissett spent last season as a placeholder for the Cleveland Browns while Deshaun Watson served his 12-game suspension. His record as a starter has been less than impressive as he holds the record of 18-30.

What Brissett does bring to the table is veteran leadership and a good attitude. He serves better as a backup than he does as a starter.

Jake Fromm was initially waived on the final day of cuts. After a solid preseason showing this year, he was signed to the Commanders' practice squad.

Fromm played in three games for the New York Giants in 2021 and started two of them. His stat line was more than forgettable, but he's looked resurgent under the Commanders' new play-caller Eric Bieniemy.