Carson Wentz will take the lion’s share of the blame for the Philadelphia Eagles’ slow start. Here are three reasons why he shouldn’t.
We all get it. We do. Anyone who’s watched NFL football for the majority of their lives will tell you quarterbacks will get too much credit for a win. They’ll get too much blame for a loss. Maybe that’s fair. Maybe it isn’t, but that’s why they get $15 million at signing and these huge multi-year deals. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is the subject of much criticism these days, and it isn’t for the reasons we’re used to.
We’re not talking about his health or his injuries. We’re not talking about his leadership. He’s proven he can take a shot, both verbally and physically, and get up. These days, the criticism is for reasons that we didn’t think would be the Eagles’ biggest issues in 2019.
Philadelphia is losing, and they’re looking bad while they’re doing it. Sure, Wentz will be one of the lightning rods. He plays, arguably, the most recognizable position in sports. He’s one of the guys that most casual fans would recognize if he didn’t have his helmet on, but this slow start isn’t on Wentz. He’s done his job. Now, his teammates need to rise to the occasion and match him.
Here are three reasons Wentz can’t be blamed for a surprising 1-2 record.