Producing incredible stats isn’t the only Carson Wentz is known for. Can the Eagles repeat with this rising star?
A true leader on & off the field. Brent Celek is one of the greatest teammates I’ve ever played with. Selfless, talented, respected, hard-working, caring, and a true CHAMPION. Unbelievable teammate and happy to call you a great friend. Much love my brotha! pic.twitter.com/fesEQ0y0f6
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) March 13, 2018
With a lot of greats showing their age, it’s time to welcome and highlight the NFL’s rising stars. Super Bowl LII(52) Champion Carson Wentz led the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017. The 6-foot-5, 235 pound Wentz has great pocket presence, the footwork to shake D-Linemen and a cannon arm that delivers perfect passes to a stacked Eagles offense.
A man of seconds.
Carson Wentz, drafted no. 2 in 2016, immediately took up the starting job at QB. In Eagles’ history, he’s only the 2nd QB drafted by Philly in the 1st Round, the 1st being Donovan McNabb. Wentz is the Highest drafted from a FCS College Player. Before Wentz, the Eagles were unstable at QB. Since McNabb they fielded the likes of Kevin Kolb, Vince Young, A 3-Year duality of Michael Vick and Nick Foles, Post ‘Butt Fumble’ Mark Sanchez, and Sam Bradford before signing Wentz.
Coming out strong.
Wentz started against Cleveland in 2016, throwing for 278 yards and 2 TDs, earning Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors. The Eagles did not impress with a 7-9 season, but hopes were running high. Wentz finished the year with 3,782 passing yards, 16 TDs, and 14 INTs. He started all 16 games and set an Eagles single season record of 379 pass completions.
Carson Wentz’s weapons.
In 2017, the Eagles made strides, acquiring free agents WRs Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery. They also added star power to their backfield with running backs Legarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi. With a new energized supporting cast, Wentz threw for 3200 yards, 33 TDs, and only gave away 7 INTs. In Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Rams, he racked up 4 TDs before suffering a Torn ACL. For his performance during the season, Wentz was selected to his 1st Pro Bowl.
With a horrible injury behind him, Carson Wentz will be under center come September, leading the Super Bowl Champs to the one thing greater than a Super Bowl win: A repeat.