Game six: Carson Wentz gets benched at Lambeau Field, and the Jalen Hurts era begins.
At some point, everything meets its end. The Eagles entered Week 13 of Carson Wentz’s final season with the Birds at 3-7-1. QB1’s numbers were as follows: 21 total touchdowns (16 passing and five rushing),15 interceptions, and ten fumbles. Wentz had also been sacked 46 times during the 2020 season entering this game. Green Bay would add four more to the tally.
Philadelphia faced an 8-3 Packers team at Lambeau Field, the site of many memorable Eagles wins. This wouldn’t be one of them, but it was memorable. This would be the last time Carson Wentz would start at quarterback for the Birds. Jalen Hurts entered the lineup, and the franchise never looked back.
Carson Wentz never got an emotional send-off from Eagles fans. He spent the 2020 COVID-ravaged campaign playing in empty stadiums (as did everyone else). His time in Philly saw him showered with cheers and jeers. He’s remembered as a warrior and for being overly sensitive.
Regardless of how you see him, his final pass as QB1 for the Eagles was an errant throw on a third down with 14 yards to gain. We know how things ended, but a new chapter is being written for both the Washington Commanders and the Philadelphia Eagles.
On September 25th, Carson Wentz faces the Eagles for the first time as the enemy. The sour taste left in the mouth of both him and Eagles fans has grown bitter as a once-loving relationship has turned into a rivalry. While this won’t be the final time the Eagles match up against Carson Wentz (at least we think not), there’s no doubt that nothing would mean more for the Eagles and their fans than for Philadelphia to put a bow on a victory over Washington.
That will always be true whether Wentz is the starting quarterback or not.