So, you think Carson Wentz sucks huh? Just ask yourself a question. What if he really left the Eagles and played somewhere else? What would that look like?
The narrative around much of the Philadelphia Eagles fan base has been similar to what it was about this same time last week. ‘Carson Wentz can’t play’. ‘Carson Wentz sucks’. ‘We should have kept Nick Foles‘. Can everybody please calm down?
Here’s the long and the short of everything. At this point in his career, most of Wentz’s issues have been his health and his supporting cast. Things have changed. For the first time in his career, we’re judging whether or not ’11’ has the skill to play quarterback in the NFL. Yes, the offense is shorthanded. Now, that’s not an excuse, but it does matter.
Still, when you’re the franchise quarterback and you get paid what Wentz does, you have to elevate guys. You have to win sometimes with nothing around you.
There won’t always be a Terrell Owens, a DeSean Jackson, a LeSean McCoy, or a Brian Westbrook. Sometimes, you have to win with James Thrash and Todd Pinkston. Sometimes, you’ll have Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams. Nelson Agholor and JJ Arcega-Whiteside are Wentz’s Thrash and Pinkston.
How Philly’s QB1 performs down the stretch will tell us a lot. Here’s the adversity. How does he bounce back? How does he respond? That’s what we all need to see. In the meantime, this is a nice time to explore some of your theories. What if Wentz played somewhere else? How would he do? Be careful what you wish for because the answer might surprise you.