There’s one man the Philadelphia Eagles absolutely can’t afford to lose.
It would seem that this one would be obvious. Days go by. Weeks pass, and depending on who you speak with, Carson Wentz is either the guy this Eagles team can’t live without or the injury-prone and the overrated quarterback that’s holding his team back.
You can’t have it both ways though. You can’t, on one hand, state that Wentz’s run in 2017 towards a potential MVP trophy and the way he rallied his team in 2019 meant nothing but then state that any chance the Eagles have at a Vince Lombardi Trophy rests in his ability to stay available and healthy.
Come on. Which one is it? If nothing else, everyone’s acknowledgment that the Eagles’ chances of beating the Seattle Seahawks would have increased dramatically had “11” been on the field for the Wild Card Game a season ago is a demonstration that Carson Wentz isn’t this draft bust some try to paint him as being.
Is he limited? At times he is. Did he sometimes ignore the correct read to attempt to make the bigger play downfield more often than he needed to? That is also true. Even still, if you haven’t figured out by now that Wentz is one of the game’s great young talents at the position of signal-caller, please exit stage left.
If this team believes they have a shot at a Super Bowl appearance, “11” is the guy that the Eagles can least afford to lose.