You’ve heard the story so many times that you could probably write the following paragraph yourself. In 2017, Carson Wentz looked like everything the Philadelphia Eagles were hoping for when they made him the second-overall selection of 2016’s NFL Draft, right after the Los Angeles Rams went with Jared Goff at number one.
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Get this, there are also a few theories that, had the Eagles had the first-overall selection, they would have gone with Wentz anyway. He was the guy that they wanted.
“11” flashed often as a rookie. Then, in 2017, he was well on his way to the NFL’s MVP Trophy before shredding his ACL and MCL on a play that didn’t even count. Wentz stayed in and tossed a touchdown to complete the drive, his 33rd (a team record). Then, he threw 21 more in 11 games during the 2018 campaign, where he was literally playing with a broken back. Last year, as FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd sometimes puts it, while “playing with deck chairs and lawn furniture”, he threw for 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns.
He enters the 2020 campaign with Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Corey Clement, Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson, JJ Arcega-Whiteside and possibly, John Hightower, Quez Watkins, and Alshon Jeffery at some point. Throwing for 34 touchdowns or more and possibly 4,500 to 5,000 yards shouldn’t be an issue. Things look good on paper. We’ll see how they look on the field.