3 Reasons Aaron Rodgers should make Eagles fans appreciate Carson Wentz
3. Can we argue that Carson Wentz is more clutch? Should we redefine its meaning?
Aaron Rodgers can’t win big games on the road. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t possess the same gift for elevating lesser talent that Wentz has. Aaron Rodgers isn’t hosting any charity softball games or driving around in his own food truck.
No, he’s never won a playoff game, but Carson Wentz has thrown a roster full of scout team players on his back and willed them into the playoffs. When we talked about Wentz making magic in the fourth quarter and overtime during the 2019 season’s final four games, Rodgers’ name never came up.
We talk about being ‘clutch’, and more often than not, we’re talking about that final drive to win a game (and Wentz proved he can do that), but being ‘clutch’ is more than that. It’s being a good teammate. It’s being your best when everyone is out to crucify you.
When the criticism comes, Wentz handles things appropriately, and he shines. He understands the fans’ frustration. He works to get better. Wentz shines in pressure situations. Rodgers shrivels.
Wentz is a good teammate. Rogers isn’t. Wentz is thick-skinned. Rodgers is sensitive and hates criticism. Just try something when you have a chance. Forget the jerseys. Close your eyes. Without thinking about their names think about everything you know about each guy. Who would you rather have to lead your team? You don’t have to answer that one out loud. You don’t owe us anything. That one is free of charge.