Philadelphia Eagles fans should be witnesses to history in 2020.
Say what you want to say about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. He admitted that he could work to be a better teammate and then worked his butt off to become one. Whether he’s throwing darts to receivers on what should have been a sack with his knee inches from the turf or he’s accumulating 4,000 yards passing without his top three options at receivers for most of the season, the “Wentz Wagon” rolls on.
Does he struggle at times? Absolutely he does, but it’s the NFL. Teams have guys playing on the other side of the ball and some brilliant minds orchestrating those defenses. Ineffective play happens at the quarterback position regularly, and it happens to every NFL quarterback.
Come on, the league MVP, Lamar Jackson, crashed and burned in the NFL Playoffs for the second year in a row, and people are saying things like “Tom Brady sucks”. People tend to overreact to things they have just seen. Carson Wentz will be fine moving forward. The question is how good can he be?
What if someone told you that he could break the Eagles franchise record for passing touchdowns in a single season (a record he set in 2017)? It can happen, and honestly, it might happen this season.
Since 2017, Wentz has thrown for three or more scores in 11 games. Only three other quarterbacks have accomplished that same feat more often. The G.O.A.T., Tom Brady, has done it 12 times. Russell Wilson and the most recent Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes have both done it 13 times. Wentz needs to toss 34 touchdowns to break his own franchise record. 2020 seems like as good a season as any. Here are three reasons why he’ll get it done.