Carson Wentz was once a young, promising franchise quarterback. The only thing that held back the North Dakota State product were injuries. But we are all adjusting to a new world in 2020, and Wentz isn’t “that guy” anymore — at least not right now.
It’s time to go with a different approach.
Stories came out of Philadelphia about Jalen Hurts’ practice reps this week, and we thought it was time to see them for ourselves. Unfortunately for us, we were wrong.
Instead, the Eagles (3-7-1) dropped another loss, this time to the Seattle Seahawks (8-3) on Monday Night Football. The final score of 23-17 looks respectable, but it took a garbage time touchdown pass from Wentz to get there.
Hurts logged two snaps and completed his only pass attempt for six yards. Instead, we watched Wentz average 4.8 yards per attempt, get sacked six times and throw another interception to add to his league-leading 15 on the season.
Yes, Philadelphia’s offensive line is atrocious. And yes, the perimeter weapons at receiver are … less than stellar. But Wentz just isn’t playing well right now.
What does Doug Pederson think he is achieving by leaving Wentz out there? Does he think things will all of a sudden click with the former No. 2 overall pick, and he’ll become that franchise guy again? The more likely scenario is that Wentz continues to spiral to the point of no return.
We are seeing that play out right before our very eyes.
For those who missed the game, this throw is a perfect representation of how things went for Wentz and the Philly offense on Monday night:
Carson Wentz finds a wide open Quandre Diggs in the end zone 😅pic.twitter.com/Z8UkWpFLaA
— PFF (@PFF) December 1, 2020
Can you imagine how bad things would be if Eagles fans were allowed in the stands? The boos would have already reached a fevered pitch — and rightfully so.
People blame everyone and everything around Wentz, but he is playing terrible football. It’s an issue that continues week after week.
Will Hurts be better? We don’t really know. It is possible that he could be just as bad. But we do know one thing: he can’t be any worse.
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