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Who is the better NFL QB, Carson Wentz or Dak Prescott?

Screenshot from ESPN's YouTube video: Dak Prescott or Carson Wentz: First Take debates which QB they'd rather have | First Take | ESPN
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In sports, there may be no more important position than football’s quarterback. If you don’t have a good quarterback, your team has almost no chance to win. So when you draft a quarterback, you pray that he succeeds, or you can set your team back years. The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys both drafted quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles, in the first round with the second pick, drafted Carson Wentz from North Dakota State University. The Cowboys, with the 135th pick in the fourth round, drafted Dak Prescott out of Mississippi State. Both teams appear to have found their man for years to come, as both are starting and are leading their teams to a good deal of success. Wentz has thrown for 6,044 yards and has thrown 39 touchdowns to 19 interceptions. Prescott has thrown for 5,661 yards and 39 touchdowns to 8 interceptions. The two players’ success raises a question: Who is the better player, Carson Wentz or Dak Prescott?

People who believe Wentz is better feel that there is no comparison. They contend that Wentz has played at an MVP level this year, leading his team to the best record in the NFL. Plus, Wentz is playing so well that the Eagles are one of the favorites to go to the Super Bowl. They feel that Wentz does not have the talent around him that Prescott does. They see Wentz as the leader of the team and, when he doesn’t play well, the Eagles lose. Conversely, they feel that if Prescott has a bad game, he has the players around him to still win.

Those who feel Prescott is better argue that Dak Prescott has had the better career so far, and that will continue to be the case. They contend that he has more wins than Wentz as a starter, won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and been to the Pro Bowl. They feel Prescott has had to deal with more pressure as he is in the glamour position as the NFL starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys and has thrived. Finally, they argue that Prescott has led his team to the playoffs already, whereas Wentz has not.

ESPN First Take debating who you would rather have on your team, Dak or Carson:

The Issue

Which player is better, Carson Wentz or Dak Prescott? Is Wentz playing so well he may lead his team to the playoffs and possibly the Super Bowl? Or, has Prescott already proven his superiority with a playoff berth, Rookie of the Year award, and Pro Bowl appearance?

Carson Wentz is better NFL QB

Those who feel Wentz is better say that he has far outperformed Prescott this year. His team is in first place and they say he is the reason why. They feel he has done more this year with less talent.

Dak Prescott is better NFL QB

People who feel Prescott is better say that he has the numbers and awards on his side. They feel that Prescott, playing in the circus that is Dallas, has much more pressure on him and he has thrived.

Who do you think is better, Carson Wentz or Dak Prescott?

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