Eagles report card: Carson Wentz’s quarter-season progress report
Durability: A- (93%)
He had the rib injury and missed just about all of his first preseason, so we can’t give him an A+. Still, there have been no major mishaps since then. He’s played 20 games in his NFL career. He’s been present for all 20.
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At times, he’s been beaten up. This season, he’s already been sacked 12 times. That’s almost half of the 33 total sacks he took in 2016, and it’s only been four games. For you mathematicians, he’s on pace to go down 48 times in 2017.
He’s healthy now, but if this issue isn’t fixed, it’s hard to imagine he’ll stay that way.
Dependability: A+ (100%)
There’s no need to be wordy. There’s only one way to grade this one. Isnt it?
Overall: A- (93%)
If you keep up with us at ITI, you’ve heard us say this over and over. It’s been said that the Eagles would have taken Wentz if they had the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft a season ago. No disrespect to Jared Goff, but this is the guy the Eagles wanted. Answer this honestly. Is there anyone else that you’d rather have quarterback this team right now? We didn’t think so.
Brighter days are ahead in Philly. They’ve already figured out one of the most important pieces to the puzzle. Fans have the easy job. We only need to watch him grow up.