If you think it seems like forever ago when rookie quarterback Carson Wentz led the Eagles to a 3-0 start, imagine how it must be for Carson Wentz.
The No. 2 overall pick only saw five losses in college, so the fact he’s 5-7 at the moment may be wearing on him a bit, even though he’s trying to stay positive.
“It’s frustrating. Nobody likes losing. Especially in this business, as a quarterback, I’m wired to be a winner. I hate losing,” Wentz said, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. “But at the same time, it doesn’t affect us going forward . . . We’re going to come in and prepare and be the same, win or lose, because I think that’s what it takes to be great. You can’t waver, you can’t change how you approach things, you can’t change how you go about your business, win, lose or draw.
“But at the same time, yeah, without a doubt, we don’t like losing around here.”
They’ve done too much of that lately, losing three straight during a stretch when Wentz has thrown six of his 11 interceptions. But even though this is the time of year when the rookie wall is a very real and tangible thing.
“I feel good,” Wentz said. “I think it comes down to, do you love it enough? I think if you love the game and you’re around it, you enjoy the grind. You attack it and it’s kind of part of the process.
“For me, there’s no more school to go to during the day, it’s just football, all day, every day, and I love that. It’s been a lot of fun, and by no means is it wearing on me in a negative way.”
Of course, he’s only been in Philadelphia a few months. There’s still plenty of time for that.