Carson Wentz deserves every dollar, dime, and penny from the Eagles.
Despite the Philadelphia Eagles losing in heartbreaking fashion 30-28 to the Baltimore Ravens and despite the fact that this team has fallen to 1-4-1 in this young season, Carson Wentz has silenced the doubters, muzzled the critics, and obliterated the chances of any QB2 taking over, ever.
It’s no hot take, it’s not an overreaction, it’s just observing what’s in plain sight. The facts that stare down every Eagles fan, front office member, coach, and every player is that Wentz sits on top of Philadelphia’s throne.
Wentz has taken an immoral amount of criticism from the media through six weeks. The five-year veteran hasn’t performed without blemishes. ’11’ has mounted this team on his broad shoulders, and it probably won’t be this year, but, one day Carson Wentz will lead an Eagles parade down Broad Street hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the bright blue sky.
Wentz and the Eagles offense looked abysmal through the first half of Week 6’s game. The offensive line was letting its skirt down to rushers left, right, and center. Wide-open receivers were failing to haul in dimes that were placed on their hands or in the breadbasket, and once again, Jake Elliott was no help.
Despite Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders exiting the game late with injuries, despite a makeshift group of receivers (Come on. Who is Jason Croom?), and despite the best defense in the NFL lining up opposite of Wentz and the Eagles’ offense, the man of steel from North Dakota never wavered. Wentz strapped up and buckled in for a twelve round battle, and he fought to the final bell.
On Sunday, October 18th of 2020, Wentz put the ungodly criticism to bed and kissed it goodnight. Wentz proved that there’s no reason for the absurd hatred, the Jalen Hurts rumbles, and, yes, the Nick Foles fanboy discussions. Carson Wentz is the now and Carson Wentz is the future of the Philadelphia Eagles franchise.
Wentz willed an average squad to the playoffs in 2019 and right now he’s saying, “Watch me do it again”. The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-4-1 after six weeks, but because of Carson Wentz, and Wentz only, this average and injury-prone team that’s full of scout team guys on the active roster will once again wear the NFC East crown. That’s a guarantee.