Comparing Carson Wentz to 3 future Hall of Famers who struggled early

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
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Are Carson Wentz’s struggles uncurable? History actually suggests otherwise.

For Carson Wentz fans, Sunday was extremely discouraging. It was easily one of his worst performances in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform for a number of reasons, but you should still be encouraged. Yes, you read that correctly. The ITI staff isn’t ready to jump the gun yet, and you shouldn’t be either. After all, it’s still just week one.

Wentz proved last year that he is one of the most resilient players in the NFL and that he plays his best in the face of adversity. We have no doubt that he will be back in the film room fixing these mistakes and making better decisions this upcoming Sunday versus the Los Angeles Rams.

While Wentz should be passed some of these mistakes by now, sometimes these types of games just happen. There was no film to know how the Washington defense might come after the Birds offense under new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. No, that doesn’t excuse Wentz’s mistakes, but it was still a week one game without much of an offseason.

Not only do we know that Wentz is going to go back to the lab and work hard, but we also know that other quarterbacks have had similar struggles even later in their careers. Many fans will argue that Wentz needs to be close to perfect in his fifth year as the starter which is reasonable, but history has taught us that’s just not what happens with most quarterbacks, even some of the best of them.

The ITI staff did some research on some of the top-tier quarterbacks in the NFL to see if they’ve had similar struggles. In addition to the numbers we found, we watched some film on these performances and found some surprising results. With that said, let’s dive into some of those performances and analyze them.