Carson Wentz voted most likely to have a big year by his teammates

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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is expected by the rest of his teammates to have the biggest year of any other player on the Philadelphia roster.

We are now only a few days away from the NFL season opener, and the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Washington Redskins for an important divisional showdown. After an entire training camp and preseason, we now have an idea of who is expected to have a big year.

The analysts are not the only ones who are projecting what kind of season individual players will have. Eagles players have expressed their expectations for certain players as well. The Athletic writer Sheil Kapadia got a chance to sit down with 21 players and hear what they have to say about their fellow teammates.

The Poll:

Will Wentz prove his teammates to be right?

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It looks like Carson Wentz has the popular vote from the locker room to have a big season. Is anyone actually surprised here? Wentz heads into his second season with more experience and more talent surrounding him. Although he looked like he started to regress last season, we saw evidence of his offseason improvement in three of the four preseason games.

Wide receiver Nelson Agholor was the runner-up on this list with 3.5 votes. If true, this is also a benefit to Wentz’ potential breakout season. The duo connected only 36 times for 365 yards and two touchdowns a season ago.

The fan base expected a major improvement from both of them this season and apparently, the locker room feels the same as well. Agholor had a very strong training camp, but now, his progression needs to be displayed on game day. Wentz, on the other hand, had a very solid preseason showing. He completed 69.6% of his passes, tossing three touchdowns and only one interception.

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Week one against the Redskins will obviously be the first real test for Wentz. After facing Washington twice last season, he was handed two losses. A week one divisional victory on the road for Wentz will be the first step toward silencing his critics. Is it too much to ask for a Wentz-to-Agholor touchdown on Sunday?