If Wentz fails the Philadelphia Eagles, the reasons why won’t be a surprise.
Ladies and gentlemen, if Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz‘s “wagon” was one of those stock cars on the Nascar circuit, sponsors and teams would all be vying for the honor of who gets to tune him up and, most importantly, who gets credit for his success. After a hot 3-0 start as a rookie in 2016, a below-.500 finish (7-9) was the result of a solid rookie campaign.
2017 was an MVP-caliber ride before his MCL and ACL were ruptured in Week 14 versus the Los Angeles Rams. In 2018, he threw 21 touchdowns versus only seven interceptions while literally playing with a broken back (everyone forgets that). His last season, 2019, was a very important turning point in his career as we saw him lead a broken and battered offense while helping his team win its final four games en route to an NFC East title.
The questions about his health and ability loom as his fifth season nears. Much is expected, as it should be with a talented group of skill players around him, but it’s too early to make predictions. All we know is, if the unthinkable happens, and the bottom falls out, “Birds” fans may not recover. In the meantime, here are the three biggest factors that could hinder his success in 2020.