3. Carson Wentz is still a member of this Philadelphia Eagles organization.
Though this can be argued from now until the cows come home, it’s still worth mentioning. If the Eagles are going to move on from Carson Wentz, it has to be now. His contract is simply too heavy to carry.
In 2021, Wentz represents a $31.2 million cap hit and $24.5 million in dead cap money. In 2022, he represents $36.2 million against the cap and $15.2 in dead cap money. Here’s the thing though. After everything that you’ve seen from 11, the regression, the attitude, and his fragile nature, how can one still argue that he needs to be a part of this franchise?
The coaches have coddled him, and they’ve created a monster. He sees nothing wrong with his play on the field and has shown an inability to handle both criticism and competition.
This team has moved on from Nick Foles and Doug Pederson because of this guy. They’ve given him an enabling position coach (Press Taylor), and they’ve handled him with kid gloves. They stuck with him for much longer than they would have stuck with another starter who was playing as poorly as 11 was, and even after that, he handled his well-deserved benching like a toddler when you take a toy away, by going behind the coach’s back and telling on him and complaining about fractured relationships.
Yes, we know. Some of you want to throw that one into the category of ‘fake news’, but come on. reports like those don’t just pop up. They had to come from somewhere. Regardless, debates like these will go on forever, but here’s something for you Wentz apologists to mull over. If Carson Wentz couldn’t handle Doug Pederson’s coaching style, how on Earth will he be able to handle someone like Josh McDaniels.