One NFL legend that most closely resembles Wentz: Steve Young
Imagine being in this situation. Just pretend for a moment that, despite all of your athletic talent and everything that you’re able to do with your body and with a football (that few men can), you’re just never given the credit you deserve.
Why? It’s because you sit in the shadow of someone else.
No Eagles fan can deny that their elusive Lombardi Trophy would have never arrived had it not been for the start that they got off to in 2017 with Carson Wentz at the helm, but that point pales in comparison to a larger one.
Every day Wentz walks by a statue of Doug Pederson and Nick Foles. Yes, Wentz has a ring, but it was Foles who was on the field to win it. Doesn’t that remind you of Steve Young trying to step out of Joe Montana‘s shadow?
If Wentz can finally get to the promised land and win, he may finally walk out of a shadow that, in some ways, is being cast upon him by the only man that will ever be able to say that he led the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl and won the team’s first-ever Lombardi Trophy. That man’s name is Nick Foles.