Carson Wentz has gone from second overall pick out of North Dakota State to the MVP conversation in just one year. Last year Wentz looked decent but this year the offense has changed, the skill players around him have changed, and the Eagles really bought into him being their franchise guy. The Eagles are arguably the best team in the NFL after Monday Night’s beat down on the Redskins, who are also a very good football team. They hold the best record in football, Wentz is leading the league in touchdown passes, and their offensive and defensive lines are up there with the best in the business. The Eagles were able to rotate guys on their defensive front keeping them fresh and keeping the pressure on Kirk Cousins, who is still in my eyes one of the better quarterbacks in the league. But last night Wentz showed America he’s real colors. He has been on a handful of prime time games already this season. He shakes out of tackles in the pocket and throws dimes downfield for long touchdowns at least once a game. This guy hadn’t had a 3 touchdown game in his career, and then he did it 3 straight weeks. And in two of those games he threw for 4. In the last 3 games he has thrown for 11 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and completed 60 percent of his passes. The MVP of the league typically goes to the quarterback on the best team. Wentz looks like that guy right now. He’s also slowly winning over the fans with his god talk and comments about his faith. With players kneeling for the national anthem, having a guy give credit to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for his awesome quarterback play feels like a breath of fresh air for me. Now I’m not a religious guy or a political guy, but I am a sports guy. So in a league that some would believe is going in the wrong direction, we can look at Carson Wentz as the future, and that looks good to me. It’s hard not to love a guy like him. He’s an avid hunter from North Dakota. The story goes that last year Carson recieved a call saying that the Eagles had traded Sam Bradford and that he would be the starter come Week One. Wentz recieved that call from a tree stand during bow season. He’s only 24 years old, from North Dakota, and graduated valedictorian from his high school. He’s also going to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league while keeping Philadelphia relevant for quite some time. The NFC East sure has some young talented quarterbacks.

Photo Courtesy of Carson Wentz Twitter

Written by slimbrink

Story Teller. Mind Speaker. Entertainer. Fantasy Football Lover/Hater

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