Colin Cowherd on tension in Philadelphia Eagles quarterback room
FS1’s Colin Cowherd tells the Philadelphia Eagles to ‘get out of the Nick Foles business’ and discusses what may be a little tension in Philly’s quarterback room.
The debate has grown so old that we no longer give it any credence, but we also can’t help but bring it up every so often. Why did the Philadelphia Eagles offense look so much better with Nick Foles at the helm than it did with Carson Wentz?
Keep in mind the fact that we’re only using 2018’s regular season as example. Everyone seems to have forgotten how efficient everything was in 2017 before two torn knee ligaments ended an MVP campaign for ‘Number 11’.
Fast forward to the present. Ever since the football slipped through Alshon Jeffery‘s fingers, and the reality set in that there wouldn’t be a second-consecutive victory parade, much has happened. We’ve even heard that Carson Wentz is selfish.
Those reports got quieted fairly quickly as many of the popular players in the Eagles’ organization came to the defense of ‘QB1’. Here are just a few of them.
Still, it’s hard to imagine that Wentz, if he’s human, didn’t have a lot on his mind in 2018. There was the long recovery and rehabilitation process as it related to his knee. There were the thoughts that it was Foles and not Wentz who delivered Philly’s first Lombardi Trophy. There was a wedding, and injuries and all of the other things.
Selfish may be a stretch, but calling him a competitor isn’t. Wentz has always been honest about the fact that it hurt a little to watch football’s biggest game from the sideline. Truthfully, if he’s the guy we’ve always believed he is, then it should.
Well, shouldn’t it?
FS1’s Colin Cowherd shared some theories of his own on the topic. In his mind, Philly’s quarterback conundrum may have created some ‘tension’ in the Eagles organization, but it’s also not a huge deal that it did.
Love him or not, you’ll want to listen to this one.
Let’s sum this up quickly.
If Wentz was drafted to be the franchise quarterback, why wouldn’t he want to be the guy that led Philly to the Lombardi? Why wouldn’t he want to be the guy to lead them to another? Keep in mind this team’s played in five playoff games over the course of the last two seasons. Wentz hasn’t been on the field for any of them.
He’s the guy. He’s the franchise. He just wants to be out there. If that’s what we now call selfish, then we’ll take it.