The Plot Against Carson Wentz
Last Sunday, Jalen Hurts replaced Carson Wentz mid-third quarter in the Eagles’ loss to the Green Bay Packers. Hurts threw 12 passes in his first extended playing time of his NFL career and had two completions of 30 yards or more to wide receivers. He finished the game going 5-12 for 109 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Hurts got help from a Jalen Reagor punt return to make the game seem much closer than it actually was. Yes, a spark was ignited and ultimately landed Hurts as the starting quarterback vs the New Orleans Saints this weekend.
Doug Pederson spoke with the media today and had this to say about his new starting quarterback Hurts discussing the challenges Jalen Hurts might face on Sunday and how Pederson’s play-calling can help the rookie quarterback be successful.
We can start with the fact that absolutely no one should trust Doug Pederson to actually do these things. He hasn’t given us any indication that he’s willing to make adjustments to help a quarterback get more comfortable behind center.
All season, the running game has been non-existent this season and the overall play-calling has been awful. Sanders only averages 13 carries a game while the passing offense consists of long developing plays with wide receivers failing to get open. Wentz has struggled to read defenses and get rid of the ball behind a make-shift offensive line that has allowed 50 (yes, 50) sacks this season.
Assuming that Pederson does make these adjustments, then we as fans have no other reason than to believe that we have a mutiny on our hands. Is it possible that the fix was in when we drafted Jalen Hurts last April and that Howie Roseman’s sentiments about the Eagles building a “Quarterback Factory” was just smoke and mirrors to move on from Carson Wentz?
Questions need to be asked.
Have the Eagles purposely put Carson Wentz in a position to fail with play calling and steering clear of a balanced run-pass offense?
Have we been all a part of a long-con to usher in a new quarterback after the Eagles’ franchise lost faith in Carson Wentz, a man who has been criticized heavily in and outside the locker room for the past three years?
Is this the reason we have faceless (and should-be faceless) Twitter accounts yelling at Victor Williams for writing a detailed article about how to rebuild and repair Carson Wentz?
It sure does seem that way. After Sunday, you’ll have enough proof to decide for yourself. Right now, we have about as much proof as we do of the Galactic Federation and American-Israeli bases on Mars.