Eagles players circle wagons around Carson Wentz after report

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It didn’t take long for a few named Eagles to ride to the defense of quarterback Carson Wentz.

Shortly after a report citing unnamed Eagles players questioning Wentz’s accountability and referring to him as “selfish,” others are making sure their names are known.

“Reading through this Carson Wentz thing and as a leader on this team none of that is true Carson is a great teammate and great player we are all behind him,” defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said. “100% he’s our guy and will come back and prove the world wrong. If you got a problem feel free to @ me I’ll respond.”

Injured guard Brandon Brooks chimed in visually as well.

The decision to hitch the franchise’s wagon to Wentz — at the expense of Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles — didn’t figure to be universal.

Many players will always prefer the things they can see and measure — like championship rings — while the organization has to think about future years and the salary cap.

Having high-profile players like Cox and Brooks on his side will help Wentz weather this one, but those two are key parts of the Eagles future, and have a vested interest in keeping a calm locker room.

35 responses to “Eagles players circle wagons around Carson Wentz after report

  1. The Eagles have no Championship rings without Wentz. 11 of their 13 wins last year came with him as the starter. With the exception of his first year, Nick Foles has never proven to be a dependable starter over a large sample size of games. During his “magical” run this year, Foles has 10 tds and 8 ints. Wentz during his “failed” starts had 21 tds and 7 ints.

    Nick Foles is a great story and I love him, but Carson Wentz is a better QB. 32 out of 32 NFL GMs would take Wentz over Foles if salaries were the same- forget the fact that Foles will actually demand MORE next season than Wentz due to Foles’ seniority.

    Maybe Wentz still has some work to do on leadership. He just turned 26. But believe me, he’s the guy.

  2. 2 out of 3 losing seasons with Wentz he cant beat a team over 500 that speakes volumes how the team feels about him

  3. Foles took over team under 500 this year and made playoffs with worse roster so Wentz was useless in 2017

  4. Eagles made playoffs without wentz foles won all the playoff games so yeds they won championship without wentz

  5. Nick Foles is a great guy and loved in Philly. I hate to sound like I’m bashing him because he did his job of being a back up well. He had 10 tds to 8 picks in the 7 games he played this year. 4 tds came in one game against Houston. So the other 6 games it was 6 tds to 7 picks. After the Saints game the their backup to backup db’s played better. Jernigan finally came back and Brandon Graham started looking a lot more like Brandom Graham after getting surgery in the offseason. Early in the season the defense gave up 2 17 point leads in the 4th quarter or this wouldn’t even be a conversation. Is Wentz the real deal? Who knows, but this Foles is great nonsense is getting crazy.

  6. Brian Lewis says:
    January 21, 2019 at 11:16 am
    Wentz undr 500 with Wentz thats all That matters team plays much harder for foles

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    Under .500 with Wentz?!?!?!?!??!??! Wentz record as Eagles starter is 18-11. Last year he was 11-2.

    Good grief.

  7. Great debate, you’re lucky to be having it. We talk about vastly different things in Jacksonville.

  8. Eagles defense gave up 72 points vs rams and texans combined yet won with foles eagles gave up less points in 4 of wentz losses this year they play harder for foles

  9. To interpret the way the team plays under Foles or Wentz in this manner is idiotic.
    When your guy goes down, a good team rallies around the No. 2, plain and simple.
    And when he delivers like Foles did, it’s going to look like he alone makes the team better.
    But this is football. Nobody does anything good without the man to his right and his left. Rule Number 1; this is a team sport, the ultimate. Everything you accomplish is dine on the shoulders of another.

  10. Diggityofficial says:
    January 21, 2019 at 11:16 am
    Fact: The Eagles have no Championship rings without Wentz.

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    That’s not a fact, that’s speculation. There’s no way for that to ever be a “fact”.

    We’ll never know how Wentz would have done in the playoffs, or how Foles would have done through an entire regular season. But we do know how Foles would do/did in actual playoffs and in a Super Bowl vs. probably the toughest SB opponent of this generation. For that to be fact, and not speculation, is pretty powerful.

  11. Brian Lewis says:
    January 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm
    Eagles averaged 28 points in regular season with foles and only 20 with Wentz case closed

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    And last season with Wentz the Eagles were the highest scoring offense until Foles came in and ruined that ranking… just sayin…

    Funny how we all can make numbers work huh?

  12. Ruined it to Super Bowl championship over the greatest quarterback of all time, yeah I like spinning that number 1 as in ring.

  13. Eagles averaged 27 points in 2018 regular season with foles and 22 points with wentz team doesn’t like playing for wentz. wentz has had 2 out of 3 losing seasons team plays much harder for foles under 500 in 2018 with Wentz. wentz can’t beat a team over 500 tons of injuires.

  14. Bluestree says:
    January 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm
    To interpret the way the team plays under Foles or Wentz in this manner is idiotic.
    When your guy goes down, a good team rallies around the No. 2, plain and simple.
    And when he delivers like Foles did, it’s going to look like he alone makes the team better.
    But this is football. Nobody does anything good without the man to his right and his left. Rule Number 1; this is a team sport, the ultimate. Everything you accomplish is dine on the shoulders of another.
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    I don’t remember brady or Mahomes or Brees or Goff under 500 in 2018 why weee eagles under 500 with wentz? Thanx for proving they okayed much harder for foles

  15. Ha ha most of these die hard Foles supporters and a lot other Eagles fans wanted him benched in favor of of Nate Sudfield after the Dallas game last year and again after the Falcons game. Acting like Foles is the greatest QB ever cause he balled out in 2 games is insanity. Maybe Foles is the guy if they weren’t already over the cap. I think Carson’s money is on the books no matter what happens. Say 33 million if Carson is traded, you have to gut your team to keep Foles. It’s just dumb.

  16. Stop the insanity. Foles leaves as a FA, Wentz starts day 1 (hopefully all) in 2019.
    I am concerned about what the front office will do about the O-Line with the departures to come.
    Another running back and secondary help needed as well. Eagles are not going to give Foles 20M with the Wentz contract to come. What Nick does with his next opportunity will be interesting to watch.

  17. They’ll continue to support him until he’s traded. Then proclaim Foles is really our leader. SB MVP, Wentz, not so much.

  18. The real story for the Eagles in 2018 was having 14 guys on injured reserve at another eight or nine week to week. Five DBs out. They had practice team players starting! That, and not who was playing QB, had a lot more to do with wins and losses.

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