Act 1: The guys who become stars and the guys that make their lives tough
By now, it’s become painfully obvious that everyone isn’t going to appreciate Carson Wentz as they should. Philly’ QB1 helped lead the “Birds” to the best record in the NFC in 2017 before getting injured. His backup, Nick Foles, led them the rest of the way, becoming the first Eagles quarterback to lead the team to a Super Bowl victory.
Then, not even a year, later after we learned that Wentz was literally playing with a broken back, Foles stepped in again and led the “Birds” to a nice run to close out the regular season, and in the postseason, he led them within a few plays of a second-straight NFC Championship Game appearance.
You saw what Wentz did in 2019 when he was asked to strap the team on his back. If you can’t see value in that, there’s a disconnect, but even as good as Wentz was down the stretch, something has to be mentioned. Other teams have quarterbacks too, and they also employ guys to make that quarterback’s life miserable.
“11” isn’t the only signal-caller in the NFL who deserves some praise. The man widely seen as the game’s best, Patrick Mahomes, is enjoying the fruits of being the winner of Super Bowl 54 and the game’s MVP. Often, league MVP awards are given to quarterbacks. They’re the guys we can actually recognize without a helmet, and for every team that faces them, there’s one alternative to allowing them to run wild.
Go get guys who can make a quarterback’s life miserable. That’s where Ngakoue comes in.