Here are three statistics on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz that won’t make you smile. Buckle up. This won’t be fun.
Both of these statements shouldn’t be able to be true at the same time, but they are. Carson Wentz is enduring one of the worst runs that he’s ever had as the Philadelphia Eagles‘ signal-caller, and he’s also not the problem in Philly’s offense.
Some of you may have an issue with that last statement, but he isn’t. Here are Philly’s real issues on that side of the ball. Their offensive coordinator, MIke Groh, isn’t very good. Doug Pederson isn’t calling good games, and at this point, what is there to say about the wide receiver corps that hasn’t already been said?
If you’re the objective Eagles fan, you also know ’11’ isn’t totally innocent of criticism either. As a matter of fact, a closer look at the game film reveals QB1 can step up in a few areas. Here are three stats on Wentz that are disturbing but could create a starting point for some improvement down the stretch.
1. His passer rating isn’t even among the top 16 quarterbacks in the NFL.
After ten weeks of game action ’11’ passer rating of 91.4, which ranks 18th among NFL quarterbacks in 2019, that’s his lowest rating since his rookie season. So far in 2019, he’s attempted 210 passes, completed 343 of them for 2,274 yards and 16 touchdowns, and he’s also tossed four picks and lost three fumbles.
If you’re looking for the silver lining, this is it. QBR takes things into account like passes that should have been caught, and with that being said, his is 67. That’s good for seventh place. Do you see the point?
2. Here’s an explanation for why he holds the ball too long.
This season, Wentz has had an average of 2.7 seconds to throw the ball. That’s worse than 23 other quarterbacks who have taken a snap from center. Couple that with those 15 drops by his receivers, and it makes a little sense why he may hold on to the ball too long when there actually is an opportunity for a big play.
3. The win-loss total is always the most important.
The NFL is obviously a results-driven business, and you can’t look past the fact that he’s posted a 10-11 win-loss total in his last 21 games. Something needs to be done. This is too talented of a signal-caller to see his prime years wasted. This Eagles organization has to give him some help on the outside.