Philadelphia Eagles: Wide Receivers are flying under radar

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 08: Nelson Agholor /
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The Philadelphia Eagles potent offense is not a “One Man Show”

Many were worried that the former second-round pick, Carson Wentz, would hit a sophomore slump after the Philadelphia Eagles offense stalled in their 2016 campaign. Much of the blame was on Wentz, who showed promise early. But then routine rookie mistakes, as well as a poor throwing motion, hindered his progress. Through nine weeks this season, everyone is hopping aboard the “Wentz Wagon.” He stands as one of the front-runners for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Rightfully so, after leading his team to a league-best 8-1 record along with the tossing the most touchdown passes.

Much of Wentz’ second-year success has been attributed to his arm strength and ability to keep plays alive with his athleticism. Wentz’s enhanced understanding of Doug Pederson’s offense helped lead the Eagles to post up 51 points against the Denver Broncos defense, which was the top-rated defense through week nine.

The Eagles offense was so dominant last Sunday, they ended up being on cruise control after the first half. So much so, Wentz was able to sit for the entire fourth quarter. With all of the attention the young gun-slinger has amassed over the first half of the season, his supporting cast has quietly flown under the radar.