2. The Philadelphia Eagles star and the Seahawks star aren’t getting the proper respect.
No one will ever forget what Nick Foles did during both of his runs in Philly. Heck, had he played his entire career here, he might have had a Pro Football Hall of Fame resume. There’s only one man who can say he was the quarterback of the first Eagles team to win the Super Bowl. That’s Nick Foles, but it was Carson Wentz who set the table.
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Over the course of the 2017 season, “11” was on fire. He led the “Birds” to an 11-2 record (he actually lost on Sunday Night Football to Russell Wilson along the way), and he set a franchise record by throwing for 33 touchdowns (his last gave the Eagles the lead in a game that would earn them the NFC East title).
Philly doesn’t earn a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs without him. They don’t make the playoffs for a third-straight season in 2019 without him either. Wait, that kind of sounds like what Wilson has had to deal with in the Pacific-Northwest, doesn’t it? He’s often been the ‘Hawks lone weapon. More often than not, he’s gotten the job done. Neither player got any love in the MVP voting last season.
You can make the argument that, though he probably shouldn’t have won it, he, at minimum, Wentz should have gotten some MVP votes. Wilson being ignored is inexcusable. Anyone who disagrees with that one might want to check the meaning of the word “value”.