Eagles didn’t consider benching Carson Wentz

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Sunday was another rough day for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, but it never got rough enough that the Eagles considered turning to Jalen Hurts.

That was the message from head coach Doug Pederson after the 22-17 loss was in the books. Per multiple reporters, Pederson said at his postgame press conference that the score of the game and the rainy weather were both reasons why he didn’t think about giving the keys to the offense to the rookie.

He also said he thought it would send the wrong message to the team in terms of what they’re still fighting for this season. Pederson went on to say that Wentz will start against the Seahawks next week.

Wentz was 21-of-35 for 235 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, although that line is misleading since 57 yards and a touchdown came in the final two minutes with the outcome pretty well in hand. He now has 14 interceptions on the season, which ties his career high from his rookie year with six games left on the schedule.

36 responses to “Eagles didn’t consider benching Carson Wentz

  1. Well it’s time to consider it.

    Can’t win in today’s NFL with your QB taking so many sacks and turning it over that much.

  2. The tragic reality is that Wentz has steadily declined since the departure of Frank Reich after the 2017 season.

  3. If the Eagles are smart they’ll lose the rest of their games and trade up and draft one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft and then trade Wentz away.

  4. Amazing that Daniel Jones is a better starter than Wentz and Wentz’s performance
    is worse than Washington’s and Dallas’s backup QB’s.

  5. pedersonisbetterthanmcvay says:
    November 22, 2020 at 5:08 pm
    The tragic reality is that Wentz has steadily declined since the departure of Frank Reich after the 2017 season.

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    Not a single good qb in nfl needs a coach to be good your either a good qb or your not

  6. When the Eagles do bench Wentz, I hope they build a statue outside the stadium commemorating the moment he got the news.

  7. greedyjimfromtonhicken says:
    November 22, 2020 at 5:20 pm
    If the Eagles are smart they’ll lose the rest of their games and trade up and draft one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft and then trade Wentz away.

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    If eagles were smart They would start hurts

  8. Hurts must be terrible if the Eagles continue to stick with Wentz after consistently horrible performances!

  9. Jason Peters and Lane Johnson looked as if they were on roller skates instead of cleats as the O Line kept pushing them back, way back. Will Pederson keep them for the rest of the year or will he wait until the end of the season to send them packing.

  10. ghjjf says:
    November 22, 2020 at 5:59 pm
    Hurts must be terrible if the Eagles continue to stick with Wentz after consistently horrible performances!

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    Because that’s why they think? Doesn’t mean they know what their doing they are the same morons that signed wentz to 140 million

  11. Hey Doug, the fanbase has no clue what you’re fighting for other than your job.

    Because if you want to try to win, you’d bench Carson.

    Or has Press forgotten to coach Jalen as well?

  12. cumhyy57 says:
    November 22, 2020 at 5:43 pm
    pedersonisbetterthanmcvay says:
    November 22, 2020 at 5:08 pm
    The tragic reality is that Wentz has steadily declined since the departure of Frank Reich after the 2017 season.

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    Not a single good qb in nfl needs a coach to be good your either a good qb or your not

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    Not only are you factually incorrect, your grammar is horrible.

  13. Get a real play caller and overhaul the offensive line before considering replacing Wentz… not Wentz’ fault when he has 1.5 seconds every play

  14. cumhyy57 says:
    November 22, 2020 at 6:15 pm
    Why did you get rid of foles?

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    Because he’s a good career back up who caught lightning in a bottle.

  15. Did you see wentz ignore a wide open Jalen Reagor ? Wentz has no desire to win every game he overthrows tons of recivers

  16. cumhyy57 says:
    November 22, 2020 at 5:43 pm
    pedersonisbetterthanmcvay says:
    November 22, 2020 at 5:08 pm
    The tragic reality is that Wentz has steadily declined since the departure of Frank Reich after the 2017 season.

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    Not a single good qb in nfl needs a coach to be good your either a good qb or your not
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    First game watching the NFL I see!

  17. Carson wentz went 5-6 in 2018 nick foles took over the same exact team and made a playoff run so what do these clowns do they get rid of foles and song wentz to 140 million dollars and 2 years later still have zero playoff wins with the clown wentz

  18. Remember when wentz was losing week after week In 2018 and Everyone blamed everyone except wentz and they said foles wouldn’t fix the problems? Then foles takes over and wins with same team that sucked with the poison wentz

  19. The biggest problem with that argument is that it was in 2018 and last time I checked it’s 2020. Foles now plays for the bears and stinks.

  20. pmlang says:
    November 22, 2020 at 8:41 pm
    The biggest problem with that argument is that it was in 2018 and last time I checked it’s 2020. Foles now plays for the bears and stinks.

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    It’s not an argument it’s facts the eagles play much better without wentz and were in 2020 and wentz is the worst qb in nfl and is 3-6

  21. It’s not an argument it’s facts the eagles play much better without wentz and were in 2020 and wentz is the worst qb in nfl and is 3-6

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    And Nick Foles is taking the Bears to the Super Bowl.

  22. Eagles need to Bench Doug Pederson. 4th in the league in pass plays a game 41.9 rush att a game 24.1 Pederson has abandoned the run with leads. 17-0 against Washington
    The Eagles have 3 games with under 20 rush attempts and other games the running game is going off and they just stop running it. They could not beat the Bengals who rushed it less then 20 times in a 70 minute game. Eagles 0-3-1 in under 20 rush att games. 9-37-1 the record of teams with less then 20 rush attempts in a game. the only Bowl the Bears are going to is the Toilet Bowl. They are completely inept at Running the ball 42.7 pass plays, to 21.7 run plays. Matt Nagy, Lazor does not matter. Eagles have a miracle win against the 49ers, a win against the Cowboys, and a win against the Giants. The Winner of the NFC East will be the team who is most balanced on offense the rest of the way. And that team will probably have 5 wins. But who knows. Right now the NFC East has 4 wins outside of the Division. against the 49ers, Falcons, Vikings and Bengals plus 1 tie.
    I can see the Cowboys getting 1 or 2. Washington 1 or 2. The Giants 1 and the Eagles 0 the rest of the season. The Giants, Washington or the Cowboys should be in 1st place at the end of this next weekend.

  23. It sends the wrong message if you don’t bench the person most responsible for the loss. It says you’re giving up on the season and don’t care about winning games. It also shows that if Pederson isn’t willing to bench Wentz for being terrible then the owner may fire Pederson and hire someone who wants to win instead of kissing up to Wentz as he loses game after game after game. How could Hurts possibly be worse? At least he’s mobile and won’t stand back there waiting to be sacked play after play after play.

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