1. Once upon a time, the Philadelphia Eagles had a real quarterbacks coach.
All quarterbacks, whether they be rookies or a seasoned veteran, need to have accountability at all times. Whether it’s done to elevate the level of play or keep an ego in check, the most successful quarterbacks in this league have had a coach or teammate ensure that they are consistently staying balanced.
A popular opinion among Philly’s fan base is Wentz’s success in 2017 was largely due to Frank Reich but is that accurate? Was his hand in Wentz’s development from 2016 to 2017 minimal?
The coach who had the most influence on Wentz’s near-MVP season was former Eagles quarterback coach John Defilippo. He was hard on Wentz and constantly held him accountable. Throughout 2017’s season, no matter the drive’s outcome, Defilippo was always sitting or standing by Wentz, constantly mentoring him and showing him what he could do better.