Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz is an imperfect top ten quarterback

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

NFL coaches and executives around the league voted Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz as a top ten player at the position.

Did the Philadelphia Eagles make the right decision by locking in Carson Wentz with a major deal? NFL coaches and executives might agree so. Just like every year, The Athletic’s Mike Sando put together a quarterback power rankings based off of votes and opinions submitted by anonymous coaches and executives. Last season, Wentz was placed as the ninth-best quarterback in the list, coming off of an MVP caliber season. This year, he’s tenth.

So Wentz moved back a spot after a down year. Considering the overreactions from inside of the Philadelphia fan base regarding Wentz’s struggles, moving down one spot isn’t so bad. And to make matters better, these opinions come from those who study the game 24/7. Therefore, these unknown coaches and executives may have the best views of all on the internet.

However, just because Wentz is viewed as a top ten quarterback in the NFL, doesn’t mean he is flawless. As expected, there were concerns not only for his durability but for some of his habits as well. One defensive coordinator, in particular, had concerns with Wentz’s touch passes.

“I just don’t know his ability to read it and have touch passes. He can throw hard balls in there, and he has a super-strong arm. I do not yet know if he has the touch and the feel to ascend.” Another source mentioned that Wentz is “damn good,” but he doesn’t play with a calm demeanor.

In other words, Wentz still has issues with recklessness, which we have witnessed over time. His lack of calmness comes as a result of being inexperienced. Often times we’ve heard complaints about Wentz not being clutch or being too careless with the ball.

When some watch Wentz, they see a talented quarterback who has clearly not been in in the league for a long time. However, despite the concerns, one of his biggest critics on this list mentioned, “he will get there.” Going into year four, Wentz has a ton of pressure on him, despite getting locked in as the franchise quarterback last month.

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At this point, there’s still a lot to prove. While Wentz is clearly able to play as one of the league’s best quarterbacks, he does have his fair share of concerns. Fortunately, all of his anonymous critics believe it’s only a matter of time before he matures into an elite quarterback. Even with his issues, Wentz is viewed as a high second-tier passer in the NFL. Perhaps his 2019 effort can put him even higher on the list if he truly has the season we anticipate.