A message for those hating on Carson Wentz…. STOP THE NONSENSE
29 April 2020 Eagles News
I’ve had enough and it’s time for someone to say it, Carson Wentz is going nowhere, stop speculating. He’s the guy to lead this franchise, cut the nonsense.
Here’s a fact to remind you how special Wentz really is. Last season, he was the first quarterback ever to throw for 4,000 plus yards and not have ONE SINGLE wide receiver catch more than 500 yards. Think about that for one second. He broke the Philadelphia Eagles’ single season passing yards record without one of his wide receivers getting more than 500 yards.
This man has given back so much to the community through his charity and this is how some of you treat him. All he’s done since being in Philadelphia is given us his very best both on and off the field. There’s not much more you can ask of a player than that and Wentz has gone above and beyond what most do for their communities.
So far, it hasn’t even been a week since the Eagles took Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round and we’ve already seen the media eating this up. Fox Sports’ Skip Bayless has said Hurts should start, ESPN’s Max Kellerman has said Wentz should request a trade. Other people have said some of the same things.
The fact of the matter is, Wentz was healthy last year. It’s not about his health, he’s in a good health state, he’s not coming off of a major injury. At the end of last season, not only did we see 2017 Wentz comeback, we saw a leader. Wentz put the team on his back and carried them towards the NFC East division title. He never complained once about his supporting cast, he took them under his wing and ran with them.
When it comes to question, we’re talking about a quarterback who threw for 4,039 yards with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He had a quarterback rating of 93.7 as well. Like forth noted, he had ZERO wide receiver help. Injuries and inexperience depleted their production.
There isn’t a feasible argument you can make for starting Hurts over him, so stop the nonsense. While Hurts is a gifted athlete and runner, he’s not an NFL ready quarterback. There’s certain nuances that go into it and you can argue that the Philadelphia Eagles have one of the more trickier ones.
This isn’t a knock on Hurts by any means, but he’s going to take time. A second round pick for a borderline practice squad quarterback and gadget player seems high, but you have to think, would he have been taken before they could have picked again? Well never fully know that answer but we know the Eagles thought he was too valuable to pass up.
Quarterback Nate Sudfeld will be the backup right now and he’ll likely leave this offseason. Then Hurts will fully be the backup. Until then, his job is to make plays when called upon, but really, he’s there to learn, develop and fall under Wentz’s wing like most of the offense did last season.
Carson Wentz is a great football player and a great leader. It’s time to stop even comparing the two right now because frankly, they’re not even close. While you may not have liked the pick, you are forced to accept it. The Eagles are doing their very best to control the future and ensure the Eagles are competing for championship every year.
To close this article out, come back after Carson Wentz leads this team to another championship, he’s their guy, he’s our guy and he’s going to be the guy for years to come.
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