Philadelphia Eagles: Reasons to remain optimistic about 2021

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The Philadelphia Eagles made a wise decision by moving Carson Wentz.

It’s almost to the point where Philadelphia Eagles fans do not even want to say his name, but it will still be hard not to. If you don’t know who we are referring to by now, we are speaking of the Eagles’ former franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz.

After so much talk that has surrounded Wentz and his ability over the past few seasons, the once MVP candidate took a hard dive in overall playing ability in 2020. Many rumors also surrounded Wentz’s ability as a locker room leader and whether or not he was even a good teammate. There were also debates about whether or not the Eagles franchise handled him appropriately, but one thing is certain. It was time to move on.

Some may feel like this was a wrong choice, but considering his rate of play currently with the Indianapolis Colts, Philly fans should feel better about the trade. In perspective, Wentz now has thrown for 920 yards, five touchdowns, one interception, and has completed 63.8 % of his throws.

Wentz is also averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. Conversely, the Eagles’ current quarterback, Jalen Hurts has thrown for 1167 yards, seven touchdowns, two interceptions, and has completed 66.2% completion percentage. Not to mention he is throwing for 8.0 yards per attempt. The Birds were correct to move on from Wentz and his production is continuously dropping.