Being an Eagles fan on social media is tough. You deal with constant lies and constant hate that for the most part isn’t deserved. This mainly pertains to the one place on the Eagles roster where there is not a problem. Quarterback. You’d think Carson Wentz CARRYING one of the worst offenses in football to the playoffs (plus a bad defense) would gain him some respect. But no. It all was ruined by a dirty hit by a filthy player in Wentz’s first playoff game. A dirty play. Not a problem with his body, a dirty play. Yet still, he faces disrespect that no other Quarterback in the NFL faces. I will prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that Carson Wentz is not only highly underrated but also one of the top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL today.
First of all, let’s get this out of the way. Wentz is the best QB in his division. Not close. In 2019 that was very clear when you looked at how Wentz played down the stretch and how Dak did. One carried an entirely injured offense to the playoffs, one carried a stacked roster to 8-8. This was not a matter of coaching or of defense. This was a matter of one quarterback with the better talent and better drive to win getting his team over the hump despite a terrible situation.
Carson Wentz also put up better and similar stats in 2019 than Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson, who are considered widely to be top 5 Quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson were statistically very similar, with Wentz being slightly better than both, with his 27 Touchdown passes to just 7 INTs. Wentz put up these numbers throwing to the worst receiving core in the league down the stretch and injuries piling up on both sides of the ball. While the other two QBs I mentioned are phenomenal and for sure top 10 QBs, I believe that Carson Wentz is not only currently better but will be in the future given proper supporting options.
In 2019, Carson Wentz proved that he can turn a terrible situation into a playoff berth. He was not at fault for the bad situation the Eagles were placed in, and would have went 11-5 in the regular season, had his receivers caught just two game winning passes. Wentz will continue to stun critics and his fans for years to come.