Bad days happen to every NFL quarterback, and Carson Wentz will be okay.
All of these performances and quarterbacks should make you feel better about Carson Wentz. Is he perfect? No, he isn’t, but is he Ryan Leaf? No, he isn’t that either.
Every great NFL quarterback has had good days and bad days, and for every Carson Wentz issue that we complain about, there are future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees that share those flaws we mention.
Ben Roethlisberger was an improviser that they said ‘held the ball too long’, and he got beat up all of the time. Peyton Manning threw 28 interceptions as a rookie (something Wentz has never done), and if you’ll remember, even though he led his Indianapolis Colts to the postseason early, we used to debate whether or not he’d ever win a playoff game.
Some of you love Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford but come on. Really? All of the great quarterbacks that we’ve mentioned have something in common with Wentz. They’ve all made bad reads, demonstrated poor accuracy, or have failed to get rid of the ball while under pressure. If we know anything about Carson, it’s that he’s going to do everything in his power to correct things and get better.
If this type of performance continues for the next few weeks, then there are going to be serious concerns as to whether or not he can lead this team. Until that happens though, let’s not jump the gun just yet on ’11’. He’s not the only signal-caller to struggle at various points of his career. We’ve seen it with some of the best. At the end of the day, there are 16 weeks and 15 games left in the NFL season. Week 1’s loss was one game. It’s time to move on.
In the meantime, let’s avoid writing off ’11’ after a poor first showing. This can be fixed moving forward like it was with Russell Wilson, and Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady, and Ben Roethlisberger, and Aaron Rodgers. Remember, defensive players have coaches too.