Carson Wentz keeps showing he’s “right guy” for Eagles

AP

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes against the Panthers on Thursday night, but one of the most memorable plays of the night came on a play that ended just short of the end zone.

Wentz lowered his shoulder and tried to run over Panthers safety Mike Adams on the 1-yard-line, something that didn’t happen but left his teammates and opponents impressed. Tight end Zach Ertz said Wentz “is going to compete his butt off” and Panthers cornerback James Bradberry called him “fearless” for “trying to will his team to win.”

Eagles coach Doug Pederson praised Wentz’s toughness while reiterating the team’s feeling that they have their quarterback of the present and future.

“The quarterback position is so important in this league,” Pederson said, via PennLive.com. “That’s one position you gotta get right. And he’s the right guy for the Philadelphia Eagles.”

Wentz’s three touchdown passes on Thursday night give him 13 for the season. He threw 16 in 16 games last season and he’s leading a passing attack that’s making more plays down the field while seeing fewer throws wind up as interceptions, all of which makes it hard to argue with Pederson’s feeling that Wentz is exactly what the Eagles need on offense.

22 responses to “Carson Wentz keeps showing he’s “right guy” for Eagles

  1. While he’s showing much, much better strides this season in LA, it still to this day boggles my mind that Jared Goff went before Carson Wentz in that draft. And even more boggling, that the Browns saw him and thought to themselves, “Nah…we’re good” before trading their pick away.

  2. Goff was everybody’s Golden Boy, and so far Wentz is better. Philly was desperate and it paid off for them. It’s the blind squirrel thing…And let’s not even mention the blindest of all with Dak…The Cowboys tried to trade up twice for Paxton Lynch but couldn’t get a deal done. So, they took a flyer on Prescott with the second of there 4th round picks, after 7 other QB’s were drafted. Now the Jones’s are geniuses. Gotta have some luck sometimes…

  3. Amazing that Browns passed on Wentz AND Watson. Especially with QB guru Jackson on board. Must be tough to be a Browns fan…

  4. The most important person in your organization is the person evaluating QBs. Last year was supposed to be a weak year for QBs, right? Prescott, Goff, and Wentz all look like superstars, and Paxton Lynch could be just as good. Lots of great young QBs in the NFL right now. Wow! Can’t wait until Sunday.

  5. Torrey says:
    October 13, 2017 at 7:30 am

    While he’s showing much, much better strides this season in LA, it still to this day boggles my mind that Jared Goff went before Carson Wentz in that draft.
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    The jury is still out on that one – despite Wentz’s fine play, Goff could very well end up being the better QB long term.

    As for Cleveland’s decision to pass on Wentz, just another inept decision among many by that franchise.

  6. Great trade and great draft pick. Nice of Cleveland to trade the pick to the Eagles so they could select him. Also nice of them to trade the pick to Houston that allowed them to take Watson. It’s likely in 2018 that they’ll trade the pick that turns out to be Josh Rosen.

    Wentz is very good and still developing. The only thing the Eagles need to do is tell him not to go crazy and try to scramble to get first downs. He could have been hurt pretty badly on a couple of those runs. Incomplete passes and sacks are okay sometimes. Trust your defense to stop the other guys.

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    I would have liked to see these two teams play on a Sunday, instead of on a short week. Neither team seemed exceptionally crisp. I had the same thoughts about last Thursday’s Patriots-Bucs game. The outcomes of the two games might not have changed, but the quality of play would have been much better if they were operating on a full complement of practice and rest.
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  8. I think people are underestimating just how much better of a team the Eagles are. That’s what the difference is, not “the Browns passed on Wentz, they’re idiots”. Better coaching, better players, better development.

  9. I think people are underestimating just how much better of a team the Eagles are. That’s what the difference is, not “the Browns passed on Wentz, they’re idiots”. Better coaching, better players, better development.

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    This is exactly right. The Browns would have ruined Wentz or Watson. They just aren’t in the position yet to really protect a young QB & help him develop. The Eagles & Texans were much further along than the Browns, which is why they had to trade UP to get them.

  10. So much for all those people saying that he couldn’t succeed in the NFL because he went to an FCS school. He looks like the real deal. I’m not an Eagles fan but I like him. I admire his toughness but he needs to learn not to do that or it will shorten his career.

  11. while there is no question that the Eagles personnel, coaching, and managemnt is superior to Cleveland, there is no way the Browns are not markedly better with Wentz as their QB. His talent and leadership have had a ripple effect on the entire team. Last season, the Eagles had the worst WR corps by a mile and he showed why he is a franchise QB. Now, in his second year, he is leading them to the best record in the NFC. They have talent around him but there’s no bigger checkbox in the recipe for success in the NFL than good QB play.

  12. browns can resurrect johnny football, who needs wentz. they can also hire another baseball man to make more idiotic decisions. morons

  13. Let’s not forget the impact of Jim Schwartz who is the best thing that’s happened to the defense since Jim Johnson. His defense gives the offense short field positions and psychological encouragement. Wentz knows if he makes a mistake the defense may well bail him out.

  14. Congrats Philly fan on the win and not one thing in your life changing. These people go all over the country to watch games. Doesn’t anyone in Philly work. Very odd group.

  15. Philly fans have a good reason to be excited, this kid looks like a Franchise QB…I’ve watched them against the Giants, Chiefs and last night, the Panthers; he is impressive, but needs to be careful on those runs.

  16. Yeah, If I were an eagles fan probably not what I want my QB doing much of down the road because he looks like he could be good for a long time. I’d just as soon see the eagles win the NFC – need some new blood to compete with A-list QBs Ryan, Rogers, Wilson. Prescott a bit over-hyped, Cousins got his money, Manning a has been/ never really was.

  17. I get y people say that qbs shouldnt run like rbs or wrs do bc of injuries and I agree, but I dont see how u can complain about how hes ran this year. Wentz hasnt taken any big hits on runs this year. Hes gotten down or out of balance nearly everytime. The only real collusion was that goaline run in Carolina, but Wentz was the one laying the big hit not the other way around. Now do u want him doing that all the time? No, but in big games at big spots all QBs need to do that from time to time.

    Wentz getting hit hard on runs was a problem as a rookie. It hasnt been in year 2.

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