Doug Pederson says “Don’t go there” when asked about benching Carson Wentz

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Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz has been one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL so far this season, but coach Doug Pederson isn’t thinking of making a change.

In fact, Pederson wouldn’t even entertain it as a serious possibility when asked this morning on WIP if Wentz could lose his starting job.

You don’t go there,” Pederson said, via NJ.com. “That’s a kneejerk reaction. That’s a reaction to things that sometimes are the aura that’s out there. That’s not what we believe internally. We are going to continue to get better. Carson is our quarterback. We are going to get it fixed. Listen, we are only half a game out of first place. The whole division is not playing good football. We’re not that far off.”

It’s true that the Eagles are still very much alive in the terrible NFC East. But they won’t be if they don’t get better quarterback play. Pederson sounds adamant that that will come from Wentz improving, and not from Wentz losing his job to rookie Jalen Hurts.

17 responses to “Doug Pederson says “Don’t go there” when asked about benching Carson Wentz

  1. I still don’t understand why the Eagles drafted Hurts. They basically have 2 QB’s with accuracy issues. I’d stick with Carson as well. He through an awesome deep ball to Ertz yesterday. Half of their wide receivers were injured. You have to give him someone to throw it to.

  2. Carson Wentz is what he is. A good, but not great, QB. He needs a much better cast around him to be better.
    QB’s get too much credit when they win and too much blame when they lose.

  3. I know Wentz is a sports media darling but the fact is he should not be given many more chances. The season is probably already lost and he is the worst QB in the NFL currently. May as well put Hurts in if Wentz doesn’t play better by the end of week four.
    Eagles got rid of the wrong QB and should have traded Wentz to a desperate sucker team like The Vikings after the Super Bowl.

  4. Things may look bleak but benching Wentz for a quarterback that didn’t have a preseason doesn’t make much sense to me if your goal is to win football games. Wentz, when right, is unquestionably the best option for this team. The staff’s efforts should go toward correcting Carson and figuring out how to fix his damaged confidence. It shouldn’t go towards burying him deeper in the hole he’s been struggling to climb out of. If you want to ruin a quarterback you are financially and strategically invested in for years to come, going with Hurts would do that.

  5. If this isn’t the reason Hurts was drafted then fire Howie Roseman for not drafting someone else who can contribute to this trainwreck of a team. An OL or a linebacker who can cover in the second round and the eagles might have won 1 or 2 games. Even coming into the game for 2 plays, Hurts has contributed more than last year’s second round pick who has 0 catches on the year and who appears to be on the field just to fill out the quota of having 11 players on the field at one time.

    If Mailata can’t be trusted to fill in on the OL after 3 years with the team, why is he still on the roster?

    Nathan Gerry was responsible for forgetting to cover his man on 3 seperate rams TDs and wasn’t much better yesterday.

    Guaranteeing Peters the extra money to move back to left tackle was money down the drain. He’s rated as bad an LT this year as Wentz has been a QB. Herbig has been a much better OL this year and he get’s more criticism than Peters.

    Oh look, DeSean Jackson is going to miss time with an injury again. He’s been healthy for what, 2 games in 2 years? $27 million well spent.

  6. Foles and the Iggles were a match made in heaven. How could you not ride with your super bowl MVP QB? I don’t care all the hype about Wentz or his draft position, they will regret that decision.

  7. tyreehelmetcatch says:
    September 28, 2020 at 9:35 am
    Foles and the Iggles were a match made in heaven. How could you not ride with your super bowl MVP QB? I don’t care all the hype about Wentz or his draft position, they will regret that decision.

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    I have to agree. I’ve always been a big believer in the importance of the coach/quarterback combination and Pederson/Foles was obviously a good one. Better than Pederson/Wentz AND better than Foles/anybody-else-thus-far.

  8. Sounds like another one hit wonder, played well in the Eagles Super Bowl year and got paid off of that year! In another year he’ll be the franchise quarterback, for Subway! lol…lol… Truth be told the Eagles are stuck with him through at least 2024 because of that MASSIVE contract they gave him. Dead money cap hit for 2021 is $60M, paid the wrong quarterback because Foles played better in Doug P’s system.

  9. This isn’t just Wentz, the whole Eagles team looks like they barley worked this off season. What happened?

  10. mrburns21 says:
    September 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm
    This isn’t just Wentz, the whole Eagles team looks like they barley worked this off season. What happened?

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    Wrong recivers are open all game if Wentz doesn’t miss Wide oepn receivers eagles easily win

  11. Jalen Hurts brings more to the table. Pederson can use him the way the Patriots used Cam in week 1. He has improved as a passer and honestly I don’t see how Wentz is a better passer. Hurts is very careful with the football too.

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