He’s finally getting his respect as a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, and on this team, Greg Ward is the shortstop.
The former Houston quarterback has the range and the arm to be the captain of the infield. If Josh McCown would have needed to exit the Wild Card game, Greg Ward Jr. would’ve been the next man up at quarterback since Nate Sudfeld was inactive.
Any ball hit up the middle is landing in Greg Ward’s glove, and with his arm, any ground ball is going to result in a lot of people being thrown out at first base. He doesn’t have the height or the speed of a DeSean Jackson or Darius Slay, but he could find a way to get on base quite often enough. Don’t rule out the possibility of him bunting Slay over to second if needed either because we know he’s a team player.
After sitting on the practice squad for longer than they probably should have, both Ward and Scott have worked their way into the Eagles’ offensive rotation, and both played crucial roles in the saving of 2019’s regular season. Boston Scott and Greg Ward are great friends on and off of the field. so it’s easy to see how they would make a great double-play duo in the middle infield.
Scott reminds us of a Jose Altuve at second base. He just won’t need trash cans banging in the background to know what pitch is coming. Maybe a safer comparison is Josh Harrison. Mailata is fast for his size but will need some help in the hole towards right field. Boston would have him covered for sure. He’s another guy that we can count on to get on base and rack up plenty of stolen bases on the season.
The gunslinger has to take the mound. It’s simple. Carson Wentz’s accuracy and velocity would be fun to see on display at Citizens Bank Park.
He and Jason Kelce would make a great pitcher-catcher duo just as they’ve made a phenomenal duo as quarterback and anchor of the offensive line. Wentz also has the height for the position, standing at six-foot-five. Don’t count him out. You’re very familiar with his work ethic and winning mentality. There isn’t much else that needs to be said. Isn’t that the type of guy you want on the mound?