2. Expect for the added weapons in Philly’s arsenal to relieve the pressure on Mr. Sanders.
You’ve heard all of the narratives about what Sanders did and what Carson Wentz did in 2019. Rather than debate about what both did or didn’t do and what both should or shouldn’t do going forward, why don’t we take the time to appreciate what they both accomplished?
Despite injuries, and even though there were often occasions that Wentz appeared to be playing with a shorthand, he continued to do what few quarterbacks can do physically, turning in numbers that represented accomplishments and heights we seldomly or never see from NFL signal-caller. Try 27 touchdowns versus seven picks and 4,000 yards passing without working with a receiver who stacked more than 500 yards receiving on for size.
Wentz and Sanders shined even though so many guys shuffled in and out of the lineup. Once double-teaming Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert became a priority, defenses often only had to take Wentz and Sanders seriously when Philly was on offense. As we all witnessed, they both managed to shine anyway.
Getting DeSean Jackson back and getting Zach Ertz healthy while adding Jalen Reagor, Marquise Goodwin and all of these other weapons might mean “Birds” fans can expect fireworks all season long. With defenses unable to key in on stopping Sanders, his star may shine a little more brightly all season in 2020.