Philadelphia Eagles: Way too early assessments of Carson Wentz for 2020

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Carson Wentz (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Analyzing Carson Wentz’s recent performance and injury history with the Eagles allows us all to better project what his 2020 season will look like.

Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz has been a key component in leading his team to the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, but since he entered into pro football, the limitations of his body have given him issues. It’s just never been kind to him.

Wentz’s list of injuries has forced people to doubt his durability, while anonymous reports have made people question his character. He’s also still ultimately unproven in the high-stress environment of the postseason. People outside the city of Philadelphia are quick to cast judgment and write him off. The Eagles organization, however, has shown their faith in him just this past July by agreeing to a contract extension making him the sixth highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

With a paycheck like that, fans expect him to get results, but is that something he’s capable of? What could 2020 look like for Carson Wentz?

To evaluate his potential, one has to consider the shift in the landscape within the Eagles organization this offseason. The departure of key veterans allows the young quarterback to step into a larger leadership role. This coupled with the high likelihood that the Eagles select a top-tier wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft could potentially elicit a huge jump in Wentz’s production this coming season.

After a record-breaking season last year, there is no reason to doubt the quarterback’s skill, and with the right weapons at his disposal, Wentz should lead the Eagles to a deep playoff run in 2020. Let’s dig a little deeper.