What does Brett Favre think about Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz?

Brett Favre (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Brett Favre (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

There isn’t a Philadelphia Eagles fan alive that doesn’t remember Brett Favre.

Since Brett Favre spent 18 of his 20 NFL seasons playing in the NFC North, the Philadelphia Eagles wouldn’t have been scheduled to meet him as often as they would have had to cross paths with say Troy Aikman or Eli Manning, but then again, Favre did play for quite some. As a matter of fact, Favre and the Eagles met 13 times on the gridiron, including a playoff game that was highlighted by Donovan McNabb’s toss to Freddie Mitchell on 4th and 26.

Philly would take the measure of one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game in eight of those games, but Favre’s connection to the Birds goes beyond the playing field. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was once his backup. Former Eagles head coach Andy Reid was Favre’s position coach while both were with the Green Bay Packers.

Recently, in an appearance on ESPN’s highly popular First Take, Carson Wentz, as you might expect, was a topic of conversation. Now, that’s what you call must-see television.

So, what does Favre think of the Philadelphia Eagles’ star signal-caller?

Favre sat with Screamin’ A. Smith and Max Kellerman for a little under ten minutes. Everything from Nick Foles to whether or not Doug Pederson was the Eagles’ biggest issue was on the table. Here are two of the highlights.

Let’s talk about Foles first. Who does Favre think Philly should have kept?

"I actually thought that they should have kept Nick Foles rather than Carson Wentz just based off of production and where they got to. They won a Super Bowl with Foles. That was a little bit surprising. They are obviously banking on his upside. How many more years do you let it linger before you stick with him or cut bait?"

We’ve all discussed ad nauseam whether or not Carson Wentz is a franchise quarterback. the jury is still out on that one, but Favre already thinks that he knows the answer.

"(That’s a) tough one… It is puzzling. I think he is very capable. I know he has to stay healthy. The pieces around him, I’m not saying they are good enough or not good enough, but they have to stay healthy and have some consistency. Sometimes I don’t even know who he is throwing too. They have just been riddled with injury and that has certainly not helped Carson, and he has been injured himself. Play a full season with your guys and let’s see what you are capable of."

If you’d like to see the full interview, check it out below. Thank ESPN’s YouTube channel for the clip.

You were promised must-see television. How’s that for some thrilling eye candy? Philly’s QB1 should sit with the media one more time before the Eagles Week 10 rematch with the New York Giants. Does anyone have an over/under about how many questions he’ll be asked about this one?