Carson Wentz grateful to play in the postseason for the first time

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The Eagles have played in five postseason games since drafting Carson Wentz, including winning Super Bowl LII. But Wentz didn’t play in any of those games.

Now Wentz is healthy in the postseason for the first time, and he’s excited for the opportunity to start his first playoff game on Sunday.

Grateful for my health, grateful to be out here with the guys in these big meaningful games. Grateful to be playing into January,” Wentz said, via the team’s website. “The last few weeks have been backs-against-the-wall [games] for us. Guys have responded and stepped up and kept making play after play after play. Just kept believing. And here we are playing into January. Hopefully, we can do something special.”

Nick Foles played excellent playoff football for the Eagles, including winning a Super Bowl MVP award. It won’t be easy for Wentz to match what Foles accomplished, but he’ll get an opportunity to create his own playoff legacy, starting on Sunday.

41 responses to “Carson Wentz grateful to play in the postseason for the first time

  1. While Philly has an unbelievable amount of injuries all over the roster, Seattle has lost all of their RBs.

    Out of all the teams, i think Seattle gives Philly it’s best chance to win this weekend.

  2. Foles didnt win those playoff games (4-1 btw) The Eagles as a team rallied behind him and the TEAM won. If Wentz was the QB in 2017s Superbowl run he would have done the same or even better being how he was the MVP favorite that yr.

  3. Grateful for Wentz.

    The fools fanned the Foles flames.

    It was silly then and a dead debate now.

  4. Philly is starting to get some credit for what they’ve accomplished at this point this season. Sure the NFC East is terrible, but they’re in the playoffs without their 3 starting receivers, injuries to starters on their O-line, starting corners, D Linemen, etc. That’s insane. Wouldn’t be surprised if they win at home against the Seahawks. From there, who knows. But a team like this can be dangerous.

  5. All Eagles fans are grateful for Wentz and Foles! Or should be!

    Never seen a fan base so intent on insulting the QB who led them to their first Super Bowl victory or insulting the QB who was having an MVP like season before going down to injury that season.

    I like both Wentz and Foles and you couldn’t pay me to insult one of them! Both are Philly legends!

  6. I have been a little skeptical of Wentz so far in his career, but the last month has been impressive to watch as he’s taken a bunch of nobodies and got them into the playoffs. He looks like he’s growing into the role of a true NFL franchise QB. It’ll be curious to see if either Philly or Seattle manages to get a win without ten more players going onto IR afterwards.

  7. ‘Never seen a fan base so intent on insulting the QB who led them to their first Super Bowl victory or insulting the QB who was having an MVP like season before going down to injury that season.’

    The fan base has not been intent on insulting either Foles or Wentz…not sure where you get your information from, but there’s nothing wrong with fans expecting them to play to their ability.

  8. I’m happy for wentz. He deserves this. He has taken a lot of heat a few weeks ago they played Seattle at home. Eagles turned the ball over 5 times wentz with a fumble or 2 and still held Seattle to under 20 points. Wentz will do everything he can to help his team win this game. If the eagles don’t turn the ball over and with the defense playing really well at home the birds will win this game.

  9. bartlebysays says:
    January 2, 2020 at 10:05 am
    I’d prefer Nick Foles.
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    So, you prefer the bench and a 6-10 record.

  10. Not so sure Eagles fans are grateful, and if you go 1 and done me thinks your career in Philly will be sour for the remainder of your time there

  11. cobrala2 says:
    January 2, 2020 at 10:08 am
    Grateful for Wentz.

    The fools fanned the Foles flames.

    It was silly then and a dead debate now.
    —————————————-
    The Philly fans are now living in a world of “Alternative Facts”….

  12. Poor guy. Either he’s injured for the playoffs, or he’s healthy and his entire team is injured for the playoffs.

  13. Wentz may be the most overrated QB of all time not named Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers. I’ve never seen someone praised and anointed more over an MVP like 10 game start to a season. He’s been awful most of the year and has a few “comebacks” vs horrible NFC East teams and he’s suddenly a great QB again. Let him accomplish something first. I’ve seen a QB in his division win 2 Superbowl MVPs and still get bashed week in and week out.

    Media seems to play favorites with some and Wentz is one of them.

  14. eagleswin says:
    January 2, 2020 at 9:48 am

    While Philly has an unbelievable amount of injuries all over the roster, Seattle has lost all of their RBs.

    Out of all the teams, i think Seattle gives Philly it’s best chance to win this weekend.

    The problem is, the Hawks really know how to quickly develop rbs. They did it with Penny and Carson last year, both of whom were much better than they were projected to be. And Homer looked really good for them on Sunday as well. It also seems that Marshawn still has the ability to punch the ball into the endzone. I think Seattle’s running game will be fine.

  15. bartlebysays says:
    January 2, 2020 at 10:05 am
    I’d prefer Nick Foles.
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    Foles lost his job to a mediocre rookie.

    Wentz took a team that was starting other teams’ practice squad players at skill positions to the playoffs.

    You need to let the Foles thing go. He has been average to below average for the vast majority of his career. 32 out of 32 NFL teams would take Wentz over Foles.

  16. rkt4mayor says:
    January 2, 2020 at 10:23 am
    All Eagles fans are grateful for Wentz and Foles! Or should be!

    Never seen a fan base so intent on insulting the QB who led them to their first Super Bowl victory or insulting the QB who was having an MVP like season before going down to injury that season.

    I like both Wentz and Foles and you couldn’t pay me to insult one of them! Both are Philly legends!
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    I’m an Eagles fan, but can you tell me what Wentz has done thus far to have attained the “Philly legend” status you’ve given him?

  17. Wentz wins last 4 games against the crappy NFC east and he is praised. Dak does the same thing against same opponents he is declared a bum….typical eagle fans. Stats only matter when it’s a member of their team.

  18. youcantmakemepickausername says:
    January 2, 2020 at 12:23 pm
    rkt4mayor says:
    January 2, 2020 at 10:23 am
    All Eagles fans are grateful for Wentz and Foles! Or should be!

    Never seen a fan base so intent on insulting the QB who led them to their first Super Bowl victory or insulting the QB who was having an MVP like season before going down to injury that season.

    I like both Wentz and Foles and you couldn’t pay me to insult one of them! Both are Philly legends!
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    I’m an Eagles fan, but can you tell me what Wentz has done thus far to have attained the “Philly legend” status you’ve given him?
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    “legend” may be going a bit far, but the fact is that Wentz started the vast majority of the games in the Super Bowl season was on track to be the NFL MVP in his second season in the league.

    Foles would never have put together a full season and led them to the Championship himself. He literally has never done it and now that he has lost his job to a mediocre mid-round draft pick in Jacksonville, he never will.

  19. I like Wentz and it would be fine if he won the SB, since my team is out. But remember the Eagles had not won a championship since Norm Van Bronklin. It took Foles to get that done. No other QB could’ve done that for the Eagles. Prepare for another 60 years without a championship. Just saying, winning titles is hard. We’ll see what happens.

  20. camstinks says:
    January 2, 2020 at 11:05 am
    Not so sure Eagles fans are grateful, and if you go 1 and done me thinks your career in Philly will be sour for the remainder of your time there
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    You obviously know nothing about the Eagles fanbase. Everyone understands we are on house money right now. We are playing with guys we found down at WaWa….in the playoffs. Much of the reason has been Wentz. He’s silenced the doubters almost no matter what happens Sunday.

  21. chino1985 says:
    January 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Wentz wins last 4 games against the crappy NFC east and he is praised. Dak does the same thing against same opponents he is declared a bum….typical eagle fans. Stats only matter when it’s a member of their team.

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    False. Dak did NOT do the same thing, as he had a pathetic outing against the Eagles.

  22. Realitypolice:

    Remember that Foles has broken his collar bone twice. That’s pretty much wrecked his career however, he still won the SB for the Eagles. People are now revising history but I remember Wentz sputtering pretty bad until Foles took over that year.

  23. Glad Philly knocked Dallas outta the playoffs.

    That being said, Seattle handled them easily the first time. Philly made a surge to get into the playoffs but the teams they beat – Miami, NYG X 2, WAS, DAL – are not that good. Can’t see them winning this game.

  24. I think I can speak for most Eagle fans and say we are quite grateful for our head coach. How many coaches do you think could keep a team this focused and motivated with the extent of injuries they have had? Not to mention creating game plans that put practice squad players with little or no experience in position to succeed…and win.

  25. 1phillyphan says:
    January 2, 2020 at 9:54 am
    Foles didnt win those playoff games (4-1 btw) The Eagles as a team rallied behind him and the TEAM won. If Wentz was the QB in 2017s Superbowl run he would have done the same or even better being how he was the MVP favorite that yr.
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    Wentz plays and they lose to Atlanta in the first round.

    His play that year and against teams with winning records speaks volumes. You don’t run into many sub .500 teams in the playoffs as Wentz is about to find out.

  26. chino1985 says:
    January 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm
    Wentz wins last 4 games against the crappy NFC east and he is praised. Dak does the same thing against same opponents he is declared a bum….typical eagle fans. Stats only matter when it’s a member of their team.
    ——————————–

    At no point did Dak have Gallup, Cobb, Cooper, Witten, Zeke, Pollard, 2/5ths of their offensive line, #1 CB, #3 dlineman out at the same. That’s how the Eagles finished the season. Puts the Eagles injuries in perspective.

    If Dak had won 4 games without his top 3 receivers he would get more credit, however we know Dak did not win his last 4 games, because if he did the Cowboys would be in the playoffs.

  27. phillycheez says:
    January 2, 2020 at 1:33 pm
    I think I can speak for most Eagle fans and say we are quite grateful for our head coach. How many coaches do you think could keep a team this focused and motivated with the extent of injuries they have had? Not to mention creating game plans that put practice squad players with little or no experience in position to succeed…and win.
    ____________________________________________

    They played three of the worst six defenses the four of their last five games and scored only 17 points against a spiraling Cowboy team with their linebackers banged up. It wasn’t great coaching or a miracle that they went 4-1 those last five games. It’s a miracle with that cupckae schedule they barely made it into the postseason.

  28. Wind was an issue the last game Seattle played in Philly, and it looks like it will be windy again this Sunday. I see turnovers all over the place on both sides.

  29. @crasheaglescrash: “Wentz is one of the mist overrated quarterbacks.” Wow: How so? You could argue that he took a team to 4 straight wins over lesser opponents. However, did so with practice team players. Based on your username, Wentz could win 5 SB’s and you would still call him overrated. A little rational thinking is quite effective.

  30. 1phillyphan says:
    January 2, 2020 at 9:54 am
    Foles didnt win those playoff games (4-1 btw) The Eagles as a team rallied behind him and the TEAM won. If Wentz was the QB in 2017s Superbowl run he would have done the same or even better being how he was the MVP favorite that yr.

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    foles has a 120 passer rating in the playoffs so he literally won all the games the eagles team plays much betetr with foles thats why wentz has zero playoff wins

  31. eaglesmancave says:
    January 2, 2020 at 12:38 pm
    camstinks says:
    January 2, 2020 at 11:05 am
    Not so sure Eagles fans are grateful, and if you go 1 and done me thinks your career in Philly will be sour for the remainder of your time there
    ——

    You obviously know nothing about the Eagles fanbase. Everyone understands we are on house money right now. We are playing with guys we found down at WaWa….in the playoffs. Much of the reason has been Wentz. He’s silenced the doubters almost no matter what happens Sunday.

    *******
    wentz was 5-7 this year before injuries wentz cost them a 1 or 2 seed by going 5-7 the eagles had more injuires last year year yet foles won a playoff game

  32. Robot Impurity says:
    January 2, 2020 at 10:28 am
    I have been a little skeptical of Wentz so far in his career, but the last month has been impressive to watch as he’s taken a bunch of nobodies and got them into the playoffs. He looks like he’s growing into the role of a true NFL franchise QB. It’ll be curious to see if either Philly or Seattle manages to get a win without ten more players going onto IR afterwards.

    *******
    eagles are 12 -2 without wentz with 5 playoff wins so he literally makes them worse eagles were 5-7 this year with wentz the coaching staff and players carried him they would be 13-3 at worst right now with foles

  33. 1phillyphan says:
    January 2, 2020 at 9:54 am
    Foles didnt win those playoff games (4-1 btw) The Eagles as a team rallied behind him and the TEAM won. If Wentz was the QB in 2017s Superbowl run he would have done the same or even better being how he was the MVP favorite that yr.

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    wentz would have lost in the first round in 2017 he is terrible vs teams over 500 he lost to the falcons twice vikibngs twice and patirots all teams foles beat in the playoffs wentz will never sniff a superbowl he has no heart and terrible for chemistry

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