The New York Jets quarterback Jacoby Brissett is a name that will likely come up in conversation whenever anyone asks about the best QB in the league.
But it’s important to note that, while the Jets may have some of the best offensive line in the NFC, it’s the play-makers at the QB position that are what really makes them special.
The New York Giants are one of the top teams in the National Football League, and while they are known for having great quarterback play, it should come as no surprise that they are the best team in the division.
Their starting QB is Eli Manning, who has a very impressive career record of 1,845-2,738.
But, while Manning has thrown for more than 30,000 yards and has thrown more touchdown passes than interceptions, Brissetts career average is only 923 yards and 11 touchdowns.
While the Jets are ranked higher than many other teams in that category, it is the playmakers on the other side of the ball that will make Brissets career record in the Super Bowl come crashing down.
The Jets have a number of different weapons to work with.
For one, the offense is loaded with receivers that can take the pressure off Manning.
Jets quarterback Jacob “Hank” McCown is a very accurate passer, but he also throws a lot of long balls.
He can take advantage of the coverage of the Cowboys defense, allowing the receivers to have some separation to make plays.
It’s no secret that the Jets have been one of those teams that relies on their playmakers, so it should not be a surprise to see the Giants pass defense be a major factor.
The Giants are very solid on the run game, and Brissitt has been one the main beneficiaries of their success.
Brissett has a strong arm, which is often a big reason why he has a career completion percentage of 74.6.
His ability to hit those long, deep passes should help the Jets to make the playoffs this year.
After the Cowboys offensive line, the Giants defense will be the main factor in the gameplan against the Jets.
New York’s defense has one of their best lines in the League, with safety Mark Herzlich, linebacker Brian Cushing, defensive tackle Jonathan Casillas, and defensive end Corey White.
Casillas has played at a high level in the past two seasons, leading the league with five sacks and seven forced fumbles.
He is also the only player in franchise history to have two seasons with 50 or more sacks.
Cushing is another defensive player that can help the Giants in the trenches.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder has had some of his best seasons in terms of rushing yards, having rushed for 1,749 yards in 2016.
He is the only Giants player to have at least 2,000 rushing yards and 200 or more rushing yards in each of the last three seasons.
White is the other defensive player to play at a level that could help the defense.
The 5-11, 250-pound safety has been a main contributor to the Giants defensive line for the past three seasons, recording 10 sacks and 11 forced fummies.
Even with their dominant run defense, the defense needs to find a way to get the ball to Brissetz and other playmakers.
A big part of that will be finding a way for the offense to get going.
New York has the second-best offense in the AFC, and with the Giants offense having played so well this season, the Jets should be able to get points in bunches.
If the Giants can play with their running game, the team will have the ability to put up some serious points.
And with their strong secondary, the NFL should be a much different place this season than it has been in years past.