Carson Wentz’s Top 5 Plays as a Philadelphia Eagle
The saga is over, and the day has finally came. Carson Wentz has officially been traded to the Indianapolis Colts, and is no longer a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. After an MVP season and all of the hype around him, who would’ve thought this is where we would be? The Carson vs Eagles relationship turned very toxic towards the end, and overall, this deal needed to be done, and it finally is. Although many people were ready to ship Carson out, I wasn’t, and looking back on his career, we got some memorable moments and plays from the kid. After 5 seasons with the Eagles, this is my Top 5 Plays of Carson Wentz’s Career as an Eagle.
5. Carson Wentz BOMB to Nelson Agholor (9/10/17)
This play just has all sorts of greatness written all over it. First game of the MVP type season, going up against Washington on the road. Wentz is pressured on 3rd and 12, looks like he is going to be taken down, escapes the pocket, and just absolutely delivers an off balance bomb to Nelson Agholor. This play gave me extreme hope. As I watched that play, with high expectations for the season, something about this play just struck me as “this team is special”. And we found out how special this team was, when they led the city through adversity to their teams first Super Bowl in franchise history.
4. Wentz Escapes the Pocket like a Magician on MNF (10/23/17)
What an outstanding play, against Washington AGAIN. This play was so hard to put at #4, strictly because you 100% felt like the play was over the minute you saw him get absolutely clobbered by Washington. Carson drops back, gets plummeted with dudes on top, side, and behind him trying to take him to the ground, and like a literal magician, escapes and runs for a first down. This was the most hype I’ve ever been watching a Carson Wentz play, because he just showed how athletic and capable he can be.
3. Wentz’s TD Throw on a Torn ACL (12/10/17)
A tough day for Eagles fans. Everybody remembers exactly where they were when this game happened, and exactly what they were doing when they saw Carson walking to that LA locker room with a towel over his head. It felt like the whole season was over. Nobody knew what that hit really did to him at first, but they knew it wasn’t good. To have the adversity and strength to keep yourself in the game, when your team needed you the most, is the biggest takeaway for me. Sat in the pocket, waited for his receiver to get open, and fired a dart to Alshon for a TD in the End Zone. Don’t forget, he did that when his ACL was torn.
2. The Seattle Prayer (12/3/17)
A “prayer” you would say, as he really didn’t have any other options and knew he had to make the pass. The pass rush came on 3rd and 13, and he had to escape, and his only option down field was Nelson Agholor, who he threw up an absolute dime of a prayer to for one of the biggest plays of that game, and of his career. Carson Wentz was absolutely insane on the run, and that play just showed another example of his elusiveness outside of the pocket.
- The Miles Sanders Perfect Pass
This pass truly couldn’t have been any more perfect than it was. Escaping out of the pocket, buying himself time to get his receivers open, and hitting Sanders with an absolute laser through a peep hole of a window for a game leading TD. With the season on the line, and the team on his back, Carson knew he had to make an extraordinary play there, and he did just that. The Eagles would go on to win that game, and seal their playoff berth with another win in NY, making it 4 in a row to end the year.
Carson Wentz. The once franchise quarterback, 2nd overall pick, and MVP front runner, is now gone. It’s crazy to sit back and think how we got to this point, and how we never saw this coming. Although the end wasn’t all that we wished for, if the Colts can get that old Carson back, he is going to be a scary player for years to come in a great system in Indianapolis.
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