He never showed any fight when he lost the Philadelphia Eagles starting QB job.
Let’s clear something up. Carson Wentz has never had to battle anyone for the starting quarterback job, and when he lost it, he never showed that he was willing to fight to get it back. Is that the guy that you want as your starting quarterback? Is that a guy other NFL stars are going to go to war for?
In 2016, the Philadelphia Eagles traded Sam Bradford just eight days before the season began and gave Carson Wentz the starting role. A year later, when Nick Foles returned, the arrangement was Carson was the starter and Nick was the backup. That arrangement held throughout Foles’ second run with the Philadelphia Eagles, so those of you who are saying there was a quarterback controversy should stop. There wasn’t one.
2020 was the first time 11 found himself in a pressure cooker, and rather than forging himself into a diamond, Carson Wentz was a pipe. Again, the man who never battled anyone for the starting role lost it, and then, he decided that he didn’t want to fight to get it back. What’s sad is that might not even get his largest character flaw.