Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz historic season on the horizon
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is progressing very well from a torn ACL suffered back in December. As Eagles OTA’s continue, Wentz has continued to throw and show good mobility. While he is still wearing a brace it is encouraging to see him out there. We are three months away from opening night in Philadelphia when the Atlanta Falcons will come to town. The expectation is that barring any setbacks Wentz will be under center. So far he looks poised to be ready.
We have seen glimpses in Wentz’s first two seasons of just how great he can. While that ACL injury may have cost him an MVP and the opportunity to lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl the former North Dakota State quarterback will be returning with a vengeance. If he remains healthy and plays all 16 games Wentz could have a historic NFL season and resolve his unfinished business.
Soon to be MVP
Now before the injury, Wentz was having a ridiculous season. He had the Eagles sitting atop the NFL with the leagues best record at 10-2. He was also closing in on an MVP award. Wentz had set the Eagles record for most touchdowns in a season with 33. While his 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions are excellent don’t be surprised if Wentz steps it up a notch this year. Wentz made the impossible seem normal on a weekly basis. From week to week Wentz would make jaw-dropping plays that by mid-season you just expected it.
Breaking down Carson Wentz's TOP 5 PLAYS of 2017!
— NFL (@NFL) January 9, 2018
Now granted the Eagles did rest their starters during their week 17 game vs the Dallas Cowboys that still leaves two games for Wentz in which he more than likely would have reached 40 touchdowns. Before getting to NFL records Wentz already set numerous Eagles records. In just 13 games he set the Eagles single-season record for touchdowns. In 2016 he fell just 218 yards shy of becoming the first Eagles quarterback to reach 4,000 yards.
All aboard the Wentz wagon
A healthy Wentz playing all 16 games I firmly believe will reach at least 4,000 yards passing and also will have 40+ touchdowns. When comparing what Wentz has done in his first two seasons to other all times greats it’s incredible. Peyton Manning didn’t reach 33 touchdowns in a season until his third season. Drew Brees and Tom Brady each took seven seasons as starters to reach the feat.
Assuming he is medically cleared week one Wentz will be set to begin his MVP campaign. With an arsenal of weapons at his disposal like Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, Mike Wallace and Dallas Goedert opposing defenses will have major problems trying to slow him down. Could he approach Mannings record of 55 touchdowns?
Trust the process
Head Coach Doug Pederson has complete trust in Wentz to run this offense. The strides from year one to year two are amazing. Having already set the single-season Eagles passing touchdowns record an MVP and another Super Bowl are within the Eagles quarterback sights. The sky is the limit for the former Bison. How historic will this year be for Wentz?
— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) September 21, 2017
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