Definitely has a better arm. I mean the relatively raw athletic QB. I think Darnold throws great off the run, which usually means they have a solid arm. Allen is on another level. I guess when I think of “average” athletic ability I think of Cousins, Ryan, and Mayfield. I’d put Darnold’s arm, scrambling, and ability to throw off the run higher than these guys.
It also points out to how hard it is to build a consistently successful NFL team and how those teams need to be set in amongst some really bad competition. There are just a handful of them and they continually put space in the wins/losses column between themselves and everyone else.
Just think of the Patriots. How many years, decades, have they been feasting off of the truly horrible teams in their division? The Colts did the same during the Manning years. The Packers have played in the second weakest division for two decades.
The Panthers have been in a division with relative parity, where the last 20 years have them all close to an 8-8 average record. Similar situations can be seen in the NFCWest and AFCWest, and the NFCEast has been a paragon of parity for just lousy teams over that span.