Carson Wentz has been a dumpster fire for the Eagles this season. His latest pick-6 against the Browns should give Jalen Hurts a chance to play.
It seems like forever ago when Carson Wentz was a legitimate MVP candidate as the quarterback of a dangerous Eagles offense. This season the 27-year-old signal-caller has been an absolute disaster for Philadelphia.
His most recent pick-6 against the Browns shouldn’t surprise anyone who has watched Wentz play in 2020. Cleveland defender Sione Takitaki saw the route developing a mile away and made an easy break on the football. He then sauntered into the end zone untouched for a 50-yard touchdown return.
The interception increased Wentz’s season-long total to 13 picks in just 10 games. That kind of play is a big reason why the Eagles have failed to gain control of a historically weak NFC East.
At some point, head coach Doug Pederson needs to give someone else a chance to inject life into his hapless offense. Philadelphia spent a second-round pick on Jalen Hurts in last year’s draft, but he’s barely seen the field during his rookie campaign.
His mobility in the pocket could do a lot to help support the Eagles’ beleaguered offensive line. At the very least, he can give opposing defenses something else to worry about. Wentz has been completely ineffective. It’s no longer important to wonder why he’s struggling so much. The right thing for Philadelphia to do is to give him a chance gain some perspective from the bench.