The EA Sports team doesn’t seem to have too much confidence in Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz this season.
Two years ago, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was approaching his second season in the NFL. He was coming off of a lukewarm rookie season, which started off red-hot but eventually cooled down as he hit a rookie wall. Granted, the 2016 Eagles offense wasn’t loaded with talent. Therefore, Wentz’s struggles were surely warranted that season.
Nobody knew what to expect in 2017, though. Were the Eagles going to get the first-half of Wentz’s debut season? Or the second half? Fortunately, they got the first-half, and more. Wentz was ridiculously good in 2017. With an MVP-worthy effort throughout the first half of the schedule, Wentz was recognized as one of the best quarterbacks in the game. Then came the injury, which sidelined him for the rest of the season.
In 2018, Wentz was good — not great. While the potential was still there, his knee and back concerns were getting the best of him. But again, before going out for the rest of the year, Wentz flashed a solid skillset, which helped him earn a massive contract extension this offseason. Unfortunately, his flashes didn’t earn him a high Madden rating, though.
A look at the numbers:
EA Sports has decided to release the full Madden 20 player rankings just a few weeks after releasing the rookie numbers. And to our surprise, Wentz didn’t get a very high rating. In fact, he wasn’t even a top-five player on the Eagles, despite being their franchise quarterback. When it comes to overall ratings, Wentz graded out as the 13th best Eagles player on the roster.
In terms of total quarterbacks around the NFL, Wentz was unusually low. Once again, he was ranked 13th as his overall rating happens to be 82. He is tied with Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson. While most of the QBs ahead of Wentz have more of an established career, which has earned them the right to be ranked higher, there were a couple of questionable players ahead of No. 11.
For instance, Jared Goff and Baker Mayfield rank higher than Wentz. While Goff hasn’t been bad, it’s hard to assume he’s better than Wentz when the film and the numbers say otherwise. As for Baker Mayfield, he only has one season under his belt in Cleveland. Sure, he could take a Carson Wentz-like jump in year two, but he could also regress as well. Obviously, the ratings will update as the season progresses, but the initial grade for Wentz doesn’t look great for Philly.