There’s going to be no quarterback controversy for the Philadelphia Eagles. Carson Wentz, not Nick Foles is the future of the team.
Oh, how quickly they forget those Philadelphia Eagles fans. Just three years ago, the Eagles traded up to acquire the second-overall pick to draft their franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz. The city was excited, and nobody could wait for his official debut on the field. Knowing that he had what it takes to mix it up in this league, the Eagles confidently traded away Sam Bradford and moved Carson Wentz from third-string to first in a matter of minutes.
Wentz debuted against the Cleveland Browns, and the Eagles fan base was sold. Well, it looks like a lot of them were only temporarily sold as many fans are turning their backs on Wentz as his third season wraps up. This city loves Nick Foles, and there’s no doubt about it. How could you not like a humble quarterback, who came in helped lead the team to the Super Bowl?
It’s okay to like Nick Foles, but it’s not okay to give up on Carson Wentz after his third season. Last year, Wentz was the MVP of the NFL for 13 straight games before suffering an unfortunate ACL tear, which has happened frequently in the NFL over the last two years. And now all of the sudden people forget just how great Wentz looked when he returned to the field and wasn’t dealing with any back troubles.
Stop with the theories, Carson is the Eagles franchise quarterback
Yes, Wentz had his issues with holding onto the ball too long, and over-targeting Zach Ertz, but are we really giving up on the future of the position because of a rough stretch of games so early in his career? Wentz may have his injury concerns, but just remember, Nick Foles has never started an entire season in the NFL either.
When he came in last year, the Eagles were minutes away from locking up the division already. Foles is a solid quarterback, but he is not the future. The Eagles know this and have made it clear, and it’s time for the fans to realize it as well.
Next season, Foles will get an opportunity to start elsewhere, and the Eagles will have a healthy Carson Wentz, who was able to get a full offseason in without any setbacks with his knee. Wentz will be healthier, the team will be healthier, and the Eagles will have zero quarterback controversy. This is a no-brainer decision.
If Wentz went on the trading block today, many franchises would be thrilled to sell the barn for him. Keep in mind, when Foles went on the trade block, there wasn’t much of a market for the Super Bowl MVP. Appreciate Wentz while you can, because he is going to be the franchise quarterback no matter what. Doug knows it, Carson knows it, and even Nick knows it.