1. It isn’t like Philadelphia Eagles fans haven’t watched this movie before.
Believe it or not, it’s already Year 5 of the Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson marriage, and to quote Charles Dickens, sort of, it’s been both the best of times and the worst of times with “11” under center.
Okay, that isn’t an exact quote, but you get the point. We’ve seen him rally the team in the fourth quarter of huge games just this past season with nothing but scout team guys and castoffs around him. We’ve seen last-ditch attempts to bring the team from behind blow up in his face. Just think of his first career interception in Detroit versus the Lions (ironically to Darius Slay) or an unexplainable loss to the Carolina Panthers in 2018 when Philly’s defense gave up 21 points in the final frame and Philly’s offense sputtered when it mattered most.
There have been games where it’s felt as though the offense could get nothing done with him manning the controls. There have also been MVP-level performances. Just think of the 2017 run when Wentz set a franchise record for touchdown passes in a single season. Oh, and by the way, he did it in 13 games. If he did it once, he can do it again, especially now that he’ll have a nice supporting cast around him.