7. This Philadelphia Eagles team is not helping Carson Wentz.
Carson Wentz is not blameless. While the scheme is reliant upon some sort of hero ball a lot of the time, there are still plenty of scenarios in which Wentz needs to just get rid of the ball. You live to see another down. There are times where he misses his reads. There are times where he isn’t accurate with the football. He shares plenty of the blame for this season.
It’s hard to ignore the overall situation though. Press Taylor has been a massive disappointment. There’s plenty of reason to believe that he has contributed to Wentz’s regression. The general manager of this team drafted a quarterback in the second round. He could’ve drafted Jeremy Chinn to fill the hole Malcolm Jenkins left. There were plenty of other options. Instead, Howie Roseman wanted Taysom Hill 2.0.
Wentz has had a unique career. After having an MVP-caliber season, he watched his backup win the Super Bowl. Although he had to be happy that they won a Super Bowl, that’s not easy to deal with. He has to walk by that Philly Special statue every day. For Howie Roseman to draft a quarterback in the second-round after that happened is just adding salt to the wound.
Why not sign a cheap veteran to back up Wentz and mentor him? Especially since Press Taylor doesn’t appear to be teaching him anything. Based upon Jalen Hurts history, there’s a small chance he could be the savior this season. If he does come in and succeed, that’ll be great, and winning cures all but it’s hard to see that realistically happening. Doug Pederson has been atrocious this year as well. The situations he has put his quarterback in and his whole offense in at times is embarrassing.
When you look at offenses around the league, it’s just sad to think what the Eagles could do with this squad if they just had a better offensive coaching staff. Wentz has to clean things up but benching him will not change this team’s situation. Only a rare quarterback like Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, or Aaron Rodgers could work magic and save this season.