Some controversy surrounds this 2016 draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles.
5. Carson Wentz, quarterback.
Throw the 2020 regular season out (even though it is hard too), step back, and take a look at Carson Wentz‘s career. Fans may disagree with this pick, but understand if it were not for Wentz, there would be no Super Bowl appearance or Vince Lombardi Trophy. Number 11 came into the league as the second-overall selection in the 2016 selection meeting, and, just eight days before the beginning of the season, he was named the starter.
Fans may be quick to forget this, but it needs to be stated again. If it were not for Wentz’s MVP-caliber season in 2017, this team might still be searching for its first Super Bowl win. Wentz has been a source of controversy over the past few seasons but has done an amazing job for this team and was one of the biggest reasons the Birds qualified for the postseason in 2019.
So far in his young career (these numbers include the 2020 season), Wentz has over 16,000 passing yards and over 100 touchdowns in just five years. He also holds the Eagles franchise records for the most passing yards, completions, and touchdowns in a season, and he’s the only quarterback in the NFL’s 101-year history to throw for over 4,000 yards in a single season even though none of his wide receivers amassed more than 500 yards receiving.
Howie Roseman has gotten a lot of heat lately, and rightfully so. He hasn’t had the best drafts recently, and he’s made a ton of questionable moves as far as signing free agents and managing the team’s salary cap. It is going to be interesting to see if Roseman remains in his current position in 2021 or if Jeffrey Lurie cuts ties with him and goes with someone else.