Myth Number Two
“Carson Wentz targets Zach Ertz too much, and not Alshon Jeffery enough.”
I’ll have to be honest here – before looking at the actual numbers it seemed like this was indeed the case throughout the season. Wentz, at times, did seem to zero in on Zach Ertz way too much. Last year, Wentz did an excellent job of spreading the ball around. But this year, he appeared too reliable on Ertz. We thought we were getting a breath of fresh air with Foles in there playing along with Alshon Jeffery, but the truth is, the numbers are almost identical.
It’s a fact that Alshon Jeffery had his biggest game with Foles against the Los Angeles Rams, due to the two big plays that they had down the field. But in total, Foles targeted Jeffery on an average of seven times-per-game. Wentz, on the other hand, targeted Jeffery 7.4 times-per-game. And as for Wentz targeting Ertz too much, he looked to Ertz for 9.6 targets-per-game, while Foles threw to Ertz on an average of 9.2 targets-per-game. Now, are those numbers all that different?