7. Wentz threads the needle. Philadelphia Eagles are back on top (for a little while).
You can talk about the need for Carson Wentz to stay on the field and remain healthy. That’s fair. You can also talk about how you would have rather seen Philly hang on to Nick Foles after the 2017 and 2018 seasons. That would also be fair.
What you cannot do is make an argument that Carson Wentz doesn’t have the talent or the tools that it takes to play this game. That’s just ridiculous.
There are times when he does those things that “only a few NFL quarterbacks can do”. There are times when you realize that he’s capable of being the best player on the field. Sometimes, he just puts it all together.
Look no further than Week 15 versus the Washington Redskins, when on second-and-nine from Washington’s 15-yard line with 6:02 remaining, “11” took a snap out of the shotgun, scrambled to his right, and threw a dart past two Redskins defenders (and one of his teammates) that found Miles Sanders in the back corner of the end zone.
Plays like this one are where the term “threading the needle” comes from. If you were watching the broadcast on FOX, the play-by-play announcer, Thom Brennaman, wasn’t even sure whether he had seen an interception or a touchdown. Watch any replay of this one at real speed, but don’t be surprised if you try and follow the ball and can’t. This one had some steam on it