2. For those of you that like numbers, you should love the ones that Carson Wentz has produced for the Philadelphia Eagles.
You’ve heard the numbers so often that some of you have probably gotten sick of them, but let’s be honest here. You’re only sick of them if you’re anti-Wentz. With that being said, here they are again for what might be the one-hundredth time.
No other quarterback in NFL history has thrown for more than 4,000 yards when none of his receivers have had more than 500 yards receiving. Carson Wentz, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Rodgers are the only quarterbacks in league history to throw 20 or more touchdowns and seven or fewer interceptions in two NFL seasons, but Carson Wentz is the only player who can lay claim to doing that three times. He also did it in three straight seasons (2017-2019).
Much has been made about Carson Wentz’s turnover issues. Yes, he fumbles too much, and that has to change. Here’s what you might not know though. Wentz has thrown 35 picks in his career, but when ranked against other NFL quarterbacks who have had 1,500 pass attempts or more, the numbers show that he only throws an interception on an average of once every 58 attempts. Over the course of the NFL’s 100-year history, only Aaron Rodgers can lay claim to a better ratio.
Oh, and by the way, from 2016 to 2018, “11” threw at least one touchdown pass in 22 straight games. That’s an NFL record, one that he has a chance at breaking in 2020. When the season begins, Wentz will look to improve his current streak of 19 straight games with a touchdown toss.
In 2019, Wentz threw 27 touchdown passes versus only seven picks. He led his team to a division title. There weren’t as many highlight-reel moments as we’re accustomed to seeing, but if we’re discussing potential league MVPs should the highlight-reel plays be the only factor in grading great quarterback play? Wentz shined down the stretch in 2019. His team won. You can argue that he deserved a few more votes than he earned.