4 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles won that Carson Wentz trade

Jalen Hurts (R), Carson Wentz (L), Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
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Carson Wentz will never eclipse what you saw with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Let’s talk about legacy for a second. How many of you have stopped to think about the fact that the new Philadelphia Eagles QB doesn’t need to do much to surpass the last one? Maybe you should if you haven’t.

In six NFL seasons at the helm as Philly’s starting signal-caller, Wentz crafted a record of 35-32-1. He has a sub-.500 record if you remove the ‘MVP season’ (24-30-1). He’s 0-1 in his lone playoff appearance, one he had to exit due to an unfortunate injury but also one that he was 1-4 in before his exit.

For years the argument has been that the rule of thumb is Carson has shown what he can do when he’s in the right situation. Maybe we should look at this the other way. Maybe 2017 was the exception to the rule and not the rule itself. Maybe 2017 was the mirage. Carson Wentz was never that good. Maybe, when it’s all said and done, he’ll be remembered like we remember Carson Palmer.

Here’s a statement that can’t be proven, but when you step back and take some time to think about it, you’ll realize that it makes sense. We’ve been driving ourselves into a frenzy because, in 2019, with Philly needing to win down the stretch to make the postseason, Wentz, after losing to a bad Miami Dolphins team, led the Birds to four straight victories over some pathetic squads.

He beat the New York Giants twice. He beat Washington. He won a 17-9 tussle over a bad Dallas Cowboys team. The Philadelphia Eagles would have never won Super Bowl LII if Carson Wentz was under center. Pressure… The big stage… The back and forth nature of that Super Bowl. What about Wentz makes you feel like he was ever ready for that moment or would have been victorious on that day?

If you’re worried about Jalen Hurts proving that he was the right choice, don’t be. It won’t take much for him to eclipse everything that Carson Wentz ever did in an Eagles jersey.