The Philadelphia Eagles have always been a popular topic in the NFL, and they continue to make headlines all across the media spectrum. One of those reason is Carson Wentz. It’s no big secret that the Eagles desperately needed an arm to latch onto for the future, and when the opportunity presented itself, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman struck quickly.
We’re all aware of how Wentz’s rookie season story played out, but now in Year 2 is where expectations continue to rise. Wentz proved as a rookie that he certainly belongs in the NFL, especially in the beginning of the season. Of course, as the season rolled on, Wentz wasn’t able to avoid those same mistakes that most rookies make along the way. In 2016, the offense was tied for 26th in the league in passing plays of 40-plus yards with six, and tied for 28th in passing plays over 20 yards with 39. Some of this was because of the lack of talent around Wentz, but also some of it was a product of fingerless receivers. The weekly anguish we all felt with every drop is likely the same frustration the rookie quarterback felt behind center.
The front office decided to arm their prized youngster with a few bullets for his prey. In another wild offseason, the Eagles added Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith to give Wentz some down-the-field explosion, along with a few rookies who will look to make their mark, too. Will this be enough for him to progress into the next tier of NFL quarterbacks? David Carr writes on NFL.com that he thinks Wentz break out this year.
Carr’s prediction: 4,200 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, 15 interceptions.
My prediction: 4,050 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, 12 interceptions.
Last season: 3,782 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, 14 interceptions.
If Carr’s analysis is correct, Philadelphia is in for a real treat this season. Where do you roll on the Carson Wentz prediction train?
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