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Carson Wentz has been terrible this season. You know it, I know it, and the Philadelphia Eagles know it. The once promising franchise quarterback is not the same player he was even as recently as last season.
Wentz already has 14 interceptions in 10 games this season. That matches his total for the two previous seasons combined, and he had 48 touchdowns during that span. In 2017, he was even better, throwing 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
The point? The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft has been bad.
He is also currently 7-of-17 for 30 yards (1.8-yard average) against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. One of those seven completions did just go for a touchdown, but we can still see that he’s anything but a franchise guy.
All the evidence suggests that rookie second-round pick Jalen Hurts might get a crack at significant snaps, right? Wrong. After all the talk of Hurts seeing more first-team reps in practice this week, he got two snaps before Wentz came back into the game.
Oh, and Hurts completed his only pass attempt for six yards. But Doug Pederson had seen enough. He wanted to see more of Wentz.
Social media, for obvious reasons, wasn’t happy about that series of events, and they let the Eagles know about it. Check out some of these tweets:
What the heck is Doug Pederson doing? If you’re going to play Jalen Hurts at the start of a series and let him throw a pass, why would you rotate Carson Wentz back in on the next play? This is the QB. Not a WR or OG …
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) December 1, 2020
*Jalen Hurts completes first pass*
Pederson: "Enough of that let's get Carson back in"
— Kevin Cole (@KevinColePFF) December 1, 2020
So the Eagles put Jalen Hurts in for one play – his first without Carsen Wentz – and completes a pass. They take him out THE NEXT PLAY, Wentz gets sacked. Can Hurts get a series, please? #GIMMICKSARE4LOSERS
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) December 1, 2020
So Jalen Hurts gets two snaps and they send Carson Wentz back in to get sacked on third down? Sounds about right.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 1, 2020
Jalen Hurts- 6 yard smooth pass
Gets taken out
Wentz sacked pic.twitter.com/KLt0cyPhcT
— Catoe (@AndrewNespo) December 1, 2020
Jarran Reed sacked Carson Wentz for having the audacity to sub back in for Jalen Hurts
— KD ➐ (@notkdk3) December 1, 2020
"Here's Jalen Hurts jk Carson Wentz is back in to get sacked"
— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 1, 2020
Typical. Why go with the exciting option that you just spent a second-round pick on back in April when you can go with the guy who has a 1-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio through 10 games? Makes sense.
Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.