Are the Eagles at fault for ruining Carson Wentz?

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Carson Wentz has received plenty of hate for poor play this season, but is it all really his fault?

In what’s been a terrible 2020 campaign for the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Doug Pederson, fans have basically turned on former first-round pick Carson Wentz. The signal-caller has been the textbook definition of inconsistent this season, struggling pretty much every time he hits the field.

With that being said, is it all Wentz’s fault? In fact, is it crazy to think that maybe he’s not the problem here and that instead, it’s Philadelphia who has been responsible for bringing his career down?

NFL execs believe Carson Wentz would be a far better quarterback if he wasn’t in Philadelphia

As you can see from the tweet above, multiple NFL execs are convinced that Wentz would be able to put up huge numbers and wins if he wasn’t on the struggling Eagles. As it stands, though, Wentz is in the City of Brotherly Love and has been a shadow of his former self in 2020.

Entering this Sunday’s showdown with the Green Bay Packers, Wentz has thrown for 2,541 yards, 16 touchdowns and a concerning 15 interceptions. He’s also lost four fumbles, giving him 19 turnovers for the season. That’s simply unacceptable. He’s got to be smarter with the football.

While you can put some of the blame on injuries for the Eagles posting a 3-7-1 record thus far this campaign, that shouldn’t be an excuse for the team’s overall terrible play. With Wentz, he’s missed simple throws and made some horrible reads all year.

If he somehow wants to help the Eagles win the terrible NFC East, he’ll need to pick up his play. At the same time, perhaps fans should be a little easier on him too. After all, there’s plenty of folks out there who think it’s the Eagles coaches to blame for his big downfall this season.

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