The crumbling Carson Wentz situation in Philadelphia received another setback on Sunday morning, when Wentz wanted “even on” if Jalen Hurts remained the starting quarterback.
Wentz, who has more than $ 100 million over the next four years, easily put the worst season of his career in the third quarter of a Week 13 loss to the Packers before being baked for Hurts.
Whether he will ever resume for the Eagles is unclear, a fact that is unbelievable given where Wentz was four months ago.
But a former Wentz teammate says the blame for the apparently worsening situation should start with Wentz himself.
Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl with the Eagles when Wentz watched backup Nick Falls lead the Birds to a title, weighed in on Sunday morning’s report:
He said that he has been told for a long time, but it is also difficult to say that he disagrees. There are flaws to be shared within the organization, from drafting Hurts to building a mediocre and aging core around the Wentz title this season.
But the blame lands exactly at the feet of Wentz’s “purposefully bad game”, as Long put it.
Wentz would have an argument if he, after being a top 10 or top 12 option last year, was the 18th best quarterback in the league this year. The argument would be: ‘Hey, can I get some help here?’
This year, except for Wentz, an awful variety that can prepare you for good.
Out of 35 qualifying quarterbacks, Wentz ranks:
- 27th In touchdowns per attempt
- 34th Interception per attempt
- 34th Yards per attempt
- 35th In completion percentage
When you are bad, you become lethargic. Period.
Now, Long is also right in saying that a former starter who will be baked probably wants another shot at being a starter. It is not surprising that Wentz wants to go elsewhere to try to return to QB1 status.
Former Eagles wide receiver and Super Bowl LII champion Torrey Smith agrees:
In fact, the way it unfolds is not very surprising.
The most surprising is how fast it happened.