3. Maybe the definition of “value” is different for Carson Wentz and his Philadelphia Eagles.
Merriam-Webster defines value as something that has “relative worth, utility, or importance”. If that isn’t a description of what Wentz brings to the “Birds” table, who knows what is, but over the past decade or so, we’ve seen a trend in sports.
In the NBA, the guys that we call the “best” players are often the best scorers. Steph Curry is great, but when he missed time with those great Golden State Warriors teams, they won without him. Teams that LeBron James was a part of died after his exit. Curry wasn’t as valuable to his team as LeBron was to his, yet Curry won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award in 2015 and 2016.
In NCAA football, the Heisman trophy is no longer about the “best player in college football”. It’s about who we see as the best skill player, and more often than not, that award will go to a quarterback, someone who touches the football on every offensive play.
The MVP Award in NFL football will often go to quarterbacks as well. Again, they’re the singular person on the football field with the ability to have a direct result on every offensive play. No one had a bigger effect on the Eagles’ success or lack thereof at times than Carson Wentz. As he goes his team goes, and that won’t change in 2020. With him, this team can do great things. Without him, 2020 will end on a disappointing note. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the true definition of “value”.