Dissecting 3 Philadelphia Eagles stars who need to improve immediately

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. . . Carson Wentz. 3. player. 54

Philadelphia Eagles fans have to expect to see Carson Wentz here.

Once upon a time, Carson Wentz was the MVP favorite. He had thrown for 33 touchdowns and had only turned the ball over 10 times in 13 games. His Eagles were 10-2 and traveled to Los Angeles for a critical game that could clinch the NFC East. But with a little less than four minutes left in the 3rd quarter, he dove into the endzone and his career trajectory changed forever.

Will we ever see the 2017 version of Carson Wentz again?

He certainly hasn’t shown up in 2020. In eight games, Wentz has turned the ball over 16 times and statistically, he has been one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL. And yet, thanks to the struggles of NFC East, the Eagles seem destined to make the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.

The Eagles live and die by Carson Wentz. The defense isn’t going to make up for his mistakes and the run game isn’t good enough to carry the offense. If the Eagles turn their season around, it’ll be because of Wentz. And by the same standard, if the Eagles crash and burn, it’ll be because of Wentz.

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He is the Philadelphia Eagle who has struggled the most and who has the most to gain. Fans know that he has the potential to turn this season around. It’s about putting it all together for him. And if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you better hope he puts it together. The fate of the 2020 season rides on him.