The truth about Carson Wentz. It’s how I see it. Hopefully you do also, if not maybe we can cast some doubt on the situation. A situation that shouldn’t even exist.
Carson Wentz and the Philly Fans
It seems all across social media Philadelphia fans generally have an issue with Carson Wentz. Whether it’s strictly an issue with Carson staying healthy or it’s that some think he just doesn’t possess the goods.
Can Carson stay healthy for a whole season
He just did! He was basically the only one that remained healthy for The Eagles in 2019. He just played 16 games throwing for more yards than any Eagle quaterback ever. I’m not saying that the injury came in the postseason therefore technically he just played a full season.
Carson Wentz didn’t tear a ligament or break a bone. The Philly signal caller got a concussion as a result of Jadeveon Clowney running full speed onto his back and driving his head into the ground.
Wentz didn’t leave the game because he had or wanted to, he left because of NFL concussion protocol. If Clowney did that to anyone it would be the same result. Some of the fans I think are at a point where they want to say “told you so, Carson can’t stay healthy”
Carson: The Baller
Any Eagle fan or anyone at all who says Carson Wentz isn’t living up to his potential doesn’t have a clue to what their speaking about.
In the last 3 seasons Wentz has thrown for over 20 TD with 7 INT. That makes him the first quarterback in NFL history to do that 3 times in a row. The QBs who have done it twice are Brady, Brees, Rodgers, and Wilson. Carson also has the second best INT ratio in NFL history. He also currently has a 19 game TD pass streak that is longest active in the league.
The 2016 2nd overall pick as I previously mentioned became the 1st Eagles quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yds. in a season. Still many are disillusioned with Wentz being the man in Philadelphia. This feat came with him throwing to practice squad players who aren’t even NFL calibur talent. At the same time his left tackle was injured and for a few weeks his All-Pro Tight End Zach Ertz was M.I.A
Wentz Seasonal stats
2017: MVP and Superbowl
In 2017 Carson Wentz would have been the NFL MVP if he didn’t tear his ACL in early December. The same year the Eagles win their first and currently only Superbowl.
Do some of you out there think The Eagles were so physically talented that Trent Dilfer could of delivered a Superbowl for the birds? That wasn’t the case. The only surefire future HOFers on the team were Fletcher Cox and Jason Kelce.
Wentz brought them to the position they were in but people don’t seem to even want to give him a little bit of credit for it. Nick Foles is not better than Carson Wentz, if you think he is you’re just wrong.
The ACL tear
The ACL tear came to Carson Wentz’s knee in early December 2017. He Played another set of downs before throwing a touchdown on 4th down. Nobody should ever find a reason to question Carson Wentz in terms of toughness.
I’ve seen it written in sports articles that an ACL reconstruction has a 6-9 months of recovery time. This must be for the normal person in terms of functioning properly. The 6-9 month window isn’t for a professional athlete to come back and play at an elite level. It’s more along the lines of just walking again without support.
Way to Fast Now
The only player I ever saw come back and immediately play to his prior form was Adrian Peterson the season he ran for 2,000 yards. It was about a year since his ACL was torn that he came back to do that.
Most players come back at 12-15 months post surgery but it usually takes them until their 2nd full year back before you see them regain their old forms.
Carson Wentz returned 10 months after his surgery if that. I didn’t think he should have been out there at all in 2018. If you look at his stats for 2018 they are good and on par with 2017 and 2019. However at times he didn’t look right. How could he? If he was playing any other position there would be no chance of him being on the field when he was.
Should of been shutdown
In 2018 by coming back to play before he should have and not being healthy, this led to more minor injuries. This is what people look at when they say Carson Wentz can’t stay healthy.
Wentz should have been shutdown in 2018 because if something major had happened on the injury front then his career would be over or seriously derailed in terms of athleticism.
For a guy who in 3 more weeks would have been NFL MVP in that teams first Superbowl winning season and then seeing how Nick Foles was valued in Philadelphia, Carson is and was a class act. A young player like that could have done several damaging things to himself. From excess partying, leading to legal issues or coming out negatively against the team or even requesting a trade. He remained stedfast and still does so today.
Carson Wentz can make throws on point that not many QBs out there can make. He doesn’t throw interceptions and The MVP award only eluded him due to injury. He holds The Eagles single season passing yards record as well as having the lowest INT ratio in league history [min 1500 att]. Currently he’s on a 19 game TD passing streak that is longest in the NFL. There are more into the numbers type stats that he holds I’m not going into all that. Look it up though. Alot of them he holds with some of the best to ever do it.
Considering that Wentz didn’t leave the game after he tore his ACL until after he threw a TD pass four plays later, I feel if he was able to come back from his concussion against Seattle, he would have.
Carson is still young, a player just entering his prime. If he has another MVP caliber season or leads Philly to a title, on the road to victory the same ones putting him down now will be the same ones swearing they always loved him.
How about just turning it down a couple notches just so you don’t make other cities or players say “See that’s those Philly fans again.” Have some respect, he was a very intrical part of the Super bowl Champion. The piece that started and got it rolling.