7 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles benching Carson Wentz isn’t a wise move

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This Philadelphia Eagles offense won’t look any better without Carson Wentz.

Let’s be honest. Whether you love or hate Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, he hasn’t performed at a high level. That’s putting it lightly. There’s plenty of issues to be concerned about going forward. The decision-making and mechanics have regressed in year five for ’11’.

While he’s the easy scapegoat, this is not all his fault. Some quarterbacks have MVP-caliber seasons as Wentz did in 2017 and then fall off after that. However, they still tend to play fairly well. Rarely do they fall off as hard as Wentz has in 2020. Even if you want to criticize his performance in 2018 and 2019, he still wasn’t this awful.  This type of regression does not just happen out of nowhere. There’s more to it than just Carson playing poorly.

To start, his performance reflects on coaching. When John DeFilippo was here in 2017, inside sources often said that he and Wentz did butt heads at times. Wentz has the type of personality where he needs to be pushed by his quarterbacks coach.

Even though he butted heads with DeFilippo, there were successful results. Coaches aren’t always meant to be your friends. Sometimes they need to get in your face and tell you what to improve upon, so with all of that being said, here are seven reasons why benching Carson Wentz isn’t the answer.