Carson Wentz throws first interception (Video)


Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz threw his first interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.

When the Philadelphia Eagles trade their future to move up to draft Carson Wentz, the franchise was going all in on their rookie quarterback. Although the No. 2 pick in the draft might not be the starter from day one, he’s eventually expected to overtake the starting spot from quarterback Sam Bradford. Right now he’s learning behind Bradford and Chase Daniel.

On Thursday night, Eagles fans got to get their first taste of Carson Wentz at quarterback. Needless to say, there were some passes he looked great and some passes that didn’t look so great for the young quarterback. After moving the Eagles down the field, Wentz threw his first interception of his career. The good news is that it’s preseason and doesn’t count.

Wentz sailed the pass over his receiver and right into the hands of Buccaneers safety Isaiah Johnson. The interception would be returned 39 yards and Tampa Bay would take over on downs. It was a good reminder that even as talented as Wentz is, he’s going to have his rookie moments.

The good news is that he should have plenty of time to learn in Philadelphia. It’s a good time to get a big interception out of the system early. There’s just as much to learn from mistakes as there is from successes, so this can be a great learning experience for him.