Jason Kelce’s recent defense of his Philadelphia Eagles teammate, Carson Wentz, proves a very important point once again.
If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan who reads Inside the Iggles often, you’ve, no doubt, heard the following statement before. ‘Your opinion is only as valuable as your knowledge of a particular subject’. That’s a theory that will serve you, not only in football discussions but in life as well. The best critique of something will normally come from someone who has intimate knowledge of something. With that being said, perhaps one of the best opinions of what Carson Wentz brings to the table can be heard by asking Jason Kelce, the man who snaps the ball to him on every play.
Early on Tuesday morning, while speaking to Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team on Philly’s 94 WIP-FM, Kelce went to war for his quarterback in the same manner that he goes to war for him on game days.
Philly’s All-Pro center answered the criticism that’s been aimed at his quarterback in a manner that only he can.
"Everybody is gonna be on and off at certain points. When we had 40 seconds left, somehow we got a shot at the endzone at the end of the game. He made some pretty incredible throws at that point. By in large, Carson has been a huge reason for success since he’s been here. He’s a playmaker like we haven’t had at that position since I’ve been here. He’s a guy that I still have all the faith in the world in… Right now, there’s a lot of guys that have been in and out of lineup. The chemistry, I’m sure, is a little bit off for those guys."
If you poll anyone who’s paying attention, they’ll probably tell you that’s a very fair assessment. It’s also an assessment everyone should listen to. Why?
Fans debate about whether or not Deion Sanders was the game’s best quarterback, but when you talk to guys that played against him, they endorse him. Fans argue about whether or not Emmitt Smith is better than Walter Payton, but Emmitt Smith says Walter Payton is the greatest.
There’s a reason why the NFL Network can release a ‘Top 100 Players of 2019’ list, a list comprised of players votes, and Dak Prescott‘s name is absent. People who have an intimate knowledge of things provide credible opinions, and if you notice, just about everyone with an opinion that we respect says Carson Wentz can play. Bang the gavel. This case is closed.