The Philadelphia Eagles have had a rough 2020 NFL season thus far and are currently 3-7-1 on the year. Surprisingly, they still have a shot to win the NFC East division, as the New York Giants lead the division with a 4-7 record. Carson Wentz has been a big part of the problems in Philadelphia.
So far this season, Wentz has completed just 58.1 percent of his pass attempts for 2,541 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. Those numbers show why Eagles fans are growing increasingly frustrated with the 27-year-old quarterback.
Wentz could very well be playing his way out of the starting quarterback job for the Eagles. Quite a few fans are already calling for his job. Even head coach Doug Pederson has been open about his quarterback needing to play better.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at why it’s time for the Eagles to look for a trade partner to send Carson Wentz packing.
3. The Production Speaks For Itself
First up, there is no denying the bad numbers that Wentz has put up this season. In fact, he has been one of the worst quarterbacks in the game from an efficiency standpoint. Just a few short years ago, Wentz was one of the top up-and-coming signal callers in the game, but times have changed.
His numbers alone are a big reason why the Eagles should consider moving him. Yes, he has dealt with injuries to his wide receivers, but quite a few other elite quarterbacks have had to deal with that. There is absolutely no excuse for a starting NFL franchise quarterback to struggle as bad as Wentz has this season.
If the Eagles want to compete for a Super Bowl, they need their quarterback to play better. Only throwing one more touchdown than interceptions on the year is embarrassing. Wentz also only has a 73.4 QBR this season, which is a rough mark as well.
2. His Health Has Always Been A Major Negative
When it comes to the regular season, Carson Wentz has usually been good. Up until this season, his regular season numbers were more than serviceable. Unfortunately, his ability to play in the postseason has been a massive issue for the Eagles.
Year after year, the Eagles have seen Wentz go down with an injury just before the playoffs or during. Last season, he suffered an injury against the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. The injury was sustained on a dirty hit by Jadeveon Clowney, but his track record of health is not good.
The Eagles need a quarterback that they can depend on. They need a guy who will be able to play in the biggest games of the season. Wentz has not been that guy so far throughout his tenure in Philadelphia.
1. Jalen Hurts Deserves A Chance For The Eagles
Another major positive for the Eagles if they do move on from Wentz is the fact that they won’t be immediately panicking to find a new quarterback. Jalen Hurts was drafted with the No. 53 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Hurts deserves a chance to be the starting quarterback. Wentz has done absolutely nothing to keep the rookie off the field. During his college career, Hurts was a dual-threat superstar and many believe that his arm and athleticism will translate into success in the NFL.
Even though Wentz has shown flashes of brilliance, the lack of consistency cannot be denied. Hurts may not end up being the long-term franchise quarterback, but he might be. Making the move now would give the Eagles a jump on preparing for the future and getting their franchise back to Super Bowl contention.
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