The excuses are over for the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.
In 125 games with 118 starts in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey (including five NFL playoff games), Seth Joyner racked up 875 tackles, 37 sacks, 20 interceptions, three forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, and three defensive touchdowns.
These days, he spends his days hanging out with the gang over on FS1, and he’s an analyst on Eagles Pregame Live and Eagles Postgame Live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Carson Wentz is the Eagles’ franchise quarterback, and he currently leads the league in interceptions and fumbles. Here’s his 2020 stat line after eight games: His completion percentage is the lowest of his career (58.4 percent). He’s thrown for 1,883 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s run for 202 yards and five more scores. Unfortunately, he’s also fumbled 55 times in 64 career games, including a league-leading seven fumbles in 2020.
He leads the NFL in interceptions in 2020. He’s thrown 12 picks in eight games and in every postgame press conference, the same things are stated. ‘I have to be better’. ‘I’m aggressive and that’s just who I am’. ‘I’m always looking for the big play’. ‘I block out the outside noise and don’t listen to criticism’. Enough is enough.
Seth has apparently had enough of the Philadelphia Eagles signal-caller.
If you watched the ‘Birds’ earn their third win of the 2020 NFL campaign (or luck their way into it), you no doubt have mixed emotions following Week 8’s Sunday Night Football game. Yeah, Philly won, but all losses aren’t bad losses and some wins reveal horrible issues. The Eagles’ 23-9 victory over Dallas was the latter.
Joyner reached his breaking point, and at about 9:45 p.m. EST on the East Coast, the former Eagles linebacker couldn’t take it anymore, blasting ’11’ from his Twitter account. Here’s a quote:
"(Carson Wentz) is a problem… To be a franchise QB in his (fifth year and) making these types of mistakes is a major problem! The Cowboys are trying to give them this game and Carson keeps trying to give it back!! Is (he) waiting to be down in the 4th to wake up?"
There are a lot of people who are right there with you on that Seth! Fans are frustrated. Radio personalities are too. So is the media, and now, even though this team is in first place in their division, there’s a sense that, regardless of what Carson Wentz is telling you, things aren’t going to get better.
Carson Wentz has regressed. There’s no sign of this getting better at any point of this season, and even though the NFL’s ninth week is a bye week for the Philadelphia Eagles, there isn’t a soul that believes they’ll see a better product when Philly returns to action in Week 10 in a road game versus the New York Giants.