Even though it is only the 2020 offseason, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz deserves early MVP consideration for next year.
As much criticism as the Philadelphia Eagles received on offense last season due to all of the injuries at wide receiver, it was still amazing to see Carson Wentz come through on his end to help the team finish on top of the NFC East over the Dallas Cowboys.
Watching Wentz throw 27 touchdowns along with breaking more than 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career may not seem like the biggest deal in the world for most football fans.
But when taking into consideration that Wentz was basically working with practice squad members down the stretch in December, this shows why the Eagles quarterback deserves more credit than he was receiving for last season.
With that being said, one of the main reasons behind Wentz having to deal with practice squad members towards the end of 2019 was due to key players such as DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery dealing with injuries.
When healthy, the two veterans have proven to be some of the league’s most dangerous receivers, making it easy to see why Wentz and the Eagles’ offense struggled at times without them.
Time will tell when it comes to seeing whether Jackson and Jeffery end up being healthy enough to return to their normal ways on offense for Philadelphia in 2020.
But even if they struggle to bounce back, this shouldn’t stand in the way of Wentz putting together big numbers for a second year in a row, and possibly find his name in the MVP conversation.
Rightfully so, it’s going to be difficult for Wentz or any other player in the league to top Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson with the ridiculous numbers the two young quarterbacks are expected to put up in 2020.
However, Philadelphia has certainly put Wentz in great position to display a monster season of his own with the surrounding weapons to work with, whether it happens to involve the veteran duo at wideout or Miles Sanders in the backfield.
Not to mention, the Eagles brought on all sorts of additional speed at wide receiver led by Jalen Reagor during the draft, showing just how much potential there is going to be surrounding Wentz if he manages to stay healthy.
Wentz and the Eagles are smart enough to realize that plenty will have to fall into place in order for this to happen in 2020, but also keep in mind that it was only a few years ago when he was a strong candidate for the honors before Nick Foles had to step in due to injury.
At this stage in the offseason, it can be difficult to determine the favorite to win MVP, but based off 2019 alone, Wentz deserves to at least be part of the conversation for next season’s honors, whether it seems like a long shot or not.