Someone help Carson Wentz. Literally, anyone. Surrounded by a starting group that barely rivals some teams’ supporting casts, Wentz did everything in his power to pull out a win against the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, amidst multiple crucial drops and the worst blocking performance of the season, it just wasn’t to be.
However, one thing’s for sure after Sunday afternoon’s game: the Wentz hate NEEDS to stop. There’s simply no more excuse for it. No one on the Eagles’ roster plays with as much heart or competitiveness as Wentz. That’s why no one deserves more love. On Sunday, Wentz put everything on display and made an effort to regain the organization’s trust. For that, he is this week’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Deck Chairs and Lawn Furniture
As was said by the greatest football analyst in existence, Colin Cowherd (seriously, put some respect on “The Herds” name), Wentz ended the 2019 season throwing to “deck chairs and lawn furniture.” Unfortunately, it’s the same way now in 2020. However, these situations seem to be where Wentz is at his best.
Ignore the sudden emergence of Travis Fulgham. Look at who Wentz has to throw to right now. Greg Ward Jr (perennial practice squader), JJ Arcega-Whiteside (who was taken over DK Metcalf), Richard Rodgers (who’s known for one play), and John Hightower (whose got that Agholor-factor) are just a few notable examples. It’s hard to see how any quarterback, even the elites at the professional level, could make anything happen with this group. But when all seems to be going wrong, Wentz finds a way. Luckily for Philadelphia, this is again the case this season.
Again, Carson Wentz Overcomes the Odds
Let’s talk about overcoming the odds, that offensive line the Eagles’ fielded–it’s a shock Wentz didn’t leave the game injured. Despite “only” being sacked six times, Wentz was hit or pressured on nearly every drop back. The entire offensive line looked awful, especially third-stringer Jamon Brown, who was physically tossed to the side on multiple occasions.
With only two offensive starters left standing, Wentz and center Jason Kelce, everything is stacked against the franchise quarterback. However, Wentz is finally starting to play his best football with no one left around him and against the best teams on the Eagles’ schedule.
The Heartbeat of the Team
Finally, despite everything that’s gone wrong this season, Wentz continues to prove why he’s the Eagles’ quarterback. No one plays with more heart, no one plays a more passionate game, and no one appears to care more than Carson Wentz. I say it all the time: this team wins and loses off of the arm of Carson Wentz. Although the Eagles still fell short against Baltimore, Wentz kept Philly in the game.
This feels like a different Wentz than the one we saw in the first three weeks of the season. This is the Wentz the Eagles decided to pay millions to keep him around. Although it will still be an uphill battle, the Eagles, headed by this Carson Wentz, are a threat to win every week. Despite the 1-4-1 start, it’s hard to count the Eagles out right now. Now let’s give Wentz some help because as long as he keeps this up, the Eagles can only get better from here.