QB Carson Wentz - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-5, 237||Born: 12-30-1992||College: North Dakota St.||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 17 vs DAL (27 / 43 / 245 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Carson Wentz had a nice game against the Cowboys defense which was mixing and matching their players as they rested some players in preparation for the playoffs. Wentz looked comfortable similar to earlier in this season when he looked like a great pick before struggling early in the season. Wentz was able to use his mobility late in the second quarter as he looked to be contained in the pocket but was able to dodge a defender to avoid the sack and turn it up field for a 13 yard gain. Wentz was able to avoid the sack on several occasions as this was one of the most mobile games we have seen from him inside the pocket. From a passing standpoint, he threw a lot of short routes primarily to Zach Ertz who was his only regular receiving option with Nelson Agholor going down early. Wentz' best pass on the day was his second touchdown pass to Zach Ertz which was on a corner route as he had Ertz open and Wentz was able to place the ball perfectly between the back of the end zone and the defender.
2016 Week 16 vs NYG (13 / 24 / 152 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 27 / 0 rush)
Carson Wentz did just enough to help the Eagles win today. Wentz was not accurate whatsoever, completing just 54% of his passes on the day. The lone big play came on a 40-yard play action pass to Nelson Agholor who simply ran away from the coverage on a deep crossing route. Wentz made half of an amazing play on his one interception for the day. With the pocket collapsing, Wentz was flushed to his right, reversed his field to evade another tackler, and unloaded a deep pass for Bryce Treggs. Unfortunately, Dominic Rodgers-Cromartie followed the play the entire way and stepped inform of Treggs for an easy interception. Wentz had the pocket presence and mobility to extend the play but just did not make the smart throw down the field. Wentz also left the field for a series at the end of the third quarter after a late hit roughing the passer. He was able to return for the next drive in the fourth quarter.
2016 Week 15 vs BAL (22 / 42 / 170 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 8 / 1 rush)
This was Carson Wentz' chance to show that he had grown as a passer and would be the quarterback he was at the beginning of the season. Everything was going to script when Wentz ran it in from the 4-yard line with :04 seconds on the clock. Then the Eagle's coaching staff decided to show faith in their young quarterback and go for 2 instead of kicking the game-winning field goal. The Eagles have nothing to play for but pride and unfortunately came up just short when Wentz missed Trey Burton in the end zone. Aside from this 4th quarter comeback, Wentz looked like the same quarterback he has been the past few weeks. The rookie completed just over 50% of his passes and was intercepted by Zach Orr on the first drive of the game. Wentz dropped back on 3rd and 8, threw the ball off his back foot for an easy interception. On the bright side, the Eagles showed a commitment to the run and had some success. If they can build on that success it will open up passing lanes for Wentz and take some of the pressure off. Wentz will have a chance to build off of today when he takes on the Giants net Thursday.
2016 Week 14 vs WAS (32 / 46 / 314 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Carson Wentz continues to struggle with finishing drives and putting points on the board consistently. The rookie quarterback threw for over 300 yards, but threw another red zone pick and allowed a sack fumble on the last drive of the game. The interception in the red zone came from Deshazon Everett who was able to undercut a route by Zach Ertz in the end zone. Wentz was also sacked by Ryan Kerrigan on the Washington 14 with the Eagles down by 5 and :21 seconds left on the clock. Wentz showed poise in driving all the way down the field with under 2 minutes' left on the clock but was unable to finish the drive to give the Eagles the win. Despite all of the negative from Wentz, he is beginning to show his development and rapport with his receivers. Wentz had a very efficient touchdown drive at the end of the first half, capped off by a 4-yard connection with Darren Sproles in the back of the end zone. There would have been a much different conversation had he capped off that final drive with a touchdown rather than a fumble, but Wentz is still a rookie and has a long way to go to be successful in this league.
2016 Week 13 vs CIN (36 / 60 / 308 / 1 / 3 pass, 3 / 16 / 0 rush)
Wentz is starting to show signs that the defense is adjusting to him this season as he was very erratic and did not look comfortable in this game. He was very inaccurate missing wide open wide receivers several times and making questionable decision making during other parts of this game where he threw the ball into double or even triple coverage as he did on a pick early in the fourth quarter. Wentz's overall numbers looked alright mostly due to the volume of throws that he made in this game, but when you watch him he did not look like the same calm and composed quarterback we saw dominate earlier this season.
2016 Week 12 vs GB (24 / 36 / 254 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 33 / 1 rush)
Wentz was unable to sustain drives or take advantage of a weak Packer's secondary in a prime time home game this week. He improved upon his accuracy from the weeks past with a 66% mark but was unable to make the plays when needed. He did manage to dive across the end zone on a broken play on the first Eagles' drive of the game, but there were not many highlights outside of that. Wentz also was the most effective rusher today, but that speaks more to the state of the Eagles' backfield rather than his ability to run the ball. Wentz's best pass came on a 24-yard play action deep in route to Dorial Green-Beckham. Wentz's hot start seems to be a distant memory as the rookie now has 7 interceptions to go along with his 11 touchdown passes. Wentz was picked off by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix deep down the middle when he overthrew Zach Ertz. Wentz is going to have to play much better down the stretch if the Eagles figure to get back into the playoff picture.
2016 Week 11 vs SEA (23 / 45 / 218 / 2 / 2 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Despite the hot start to the season, Wentz is starting to show his youth as the season wears on. Several passes got away from him today as he completed just 51% of his passes on the day. He also threw his first interception in 98 attempts after staring down his receiver and having the route jumped by Kam Chancellor. Wentz continued to target his big tight end in Zach Ertz, but with several passes sailing over his head, or skipping at his feet they could not get anything going. Wentz did complete a nice 4-yard strike to Ertz to start the second quarter and briefly give the Eagles a 7-6 lead. His second touchdown was a 5-yard garbage time score to Dorial Green-Beckham, followed by a successful 2-point conversion to Nelson Agholor. Wentz has regressed as the season has worn on, and the Eagles still have 6 games to play. The Eagles will be facing a Green Bay team that is desperate to get back into its own division race and expect the constant pressure on the rookie quarterback to continue.
2016 Week 10 vs ATL (25 / 36 / 231 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 10 / 0 rush)
Aside from the one fumble lost late in the second quarter, Wentz played a mistake-free brand of football. Wentz also improved vastly on the inaccuracy from a week ago and connected with 6 different receivers on the day. The reads have gotten much better later in the season as Wentz consistently found his check down receivers and safety valves to keep the chains moving. Wentz favorite targets on the day were Jordan Matthews and Daren Sproles who both saw 10 attempts. Wentz may not have found the end zone today, but he did everything he needed to get the come from behind win.
2016 Week 9 vs NYG (27 / 47 / 364 / 0 / 2 pass, 4 / -4 / 0 rush)
Wentz had the opportunity to play savior and bring his team all the way back in this one but watched those hopes sail just over Jordan Matthews' outstretched arms in the end zone. It is very rare to see a quarterback throw for over 300 yards and not manage a single touchdown, but Wentz managed to do just that. Even with completing 5 passes of over 20 yards, Wentz just could not find a receiver in the end zone. Wentz connected with Bryce Treggs for the rookies' first career catch for 58 yards and set up an eventual 4-yard touchdown run by Ryan Mathews. However, Wentz was widely inaccurate otherwise, missing 20 of his 47 throws, and never really capitalized on what the Giants' defense was giving him. Wentz has really come back down to earth since his hot start but should be forced into several throwing situations as the Eagles try and keep pace with a juggernaut Falcons' offense.
2016 Week 8 vs DAL (32 / 43 / 202 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Wentz did all the right things this week in trying to keep the ball safe and put his team in a position to win. He fired a bullet to Jordan Matthews from the 5-yard line who had settled right into the void between the linebackers and safety for his lone touchdown pass. However, Wentz never really took any big shots or tried to push the ball down the field. Jordan Matthews and Dorial Green-Beckham accounted for 23 of his 43 attempts on the day, but only a long of 14 yards. Wentz was harassed by a tenacious Dallas pass rush in the second half and all of overtime, accounting for several of those short to intermediate throws. If the Eagles can get some sort of run game going to help take the pressure off of Wentz they will be truly dangerous and continue to compete for the division crown.
2016 Week 7 vs MIN (16 / 28 / 138 / 1 / 2 pass, 5 / 6 / 0 rush)
For the second week in a row, Carson Wentz is struggling. The confident rookie that we saw go up against teams such as the Browns, Bears and Steelers is now settling back into the reality of facing teams that have solid defenses. Wentz had a bad interception early in the game when he was trying to throw the ball to Brent Celek on a quick out, but overthrew him by several yards right into the hands of Andrew Sendejo who returned it to the one-yard line. Wentz' longest pass of the day was a 27-yard completion to Ryan Mathews, but the pass itself was only five yards down field and Mathews was able to turn it upfield for a big play. Wentz was content just throwing the short to intermediate routes this week and did not throw the ball deep.
2016 Week 6 vs WAS (11 / 22 / 179 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
It took 6 weeks, but it appears as if the NFL is starting to adjust and to Wentz who started off as hot as any quarterback in the NFL. He looked like a rookie today, only completing 50% of his passes. Wentz said it best after the game as he said that the offense just never got into a rhythm. Wentz was often pressured and held onto the ball too long when no one was open and paid the price for it as he was sacked five times this week. The loss of Lane Johnson may prove to be bigger than otherwise imagined as he was a staple on this offensive line. The matchup was one of more favorable ones for the Eagles and Wentz had the chance to take advantage of a weak Washington secondary but was unable to capitalize. Wentz did have a 54 yard pass completion that was thrown perfectly to Jordan Matthews on a go route that was a very difficult throw to make, so the talent is still there it will just be the Eagles turn to adjust.
2016 Week 5 vs DET (25 / 33 / 238 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 14 / 0 rush)
Wentz played very well today and did everything he could to bring the Eagles back from an early 14-0 deficit. The rookie quarterback completed 25 of 33 passes for 238 yards 2 touchdown and an interception. He also tacked on 14 rush yards on 2 carries but is never going to be considered a running quarterback. Wentz completed touchdowns to Ryan Mathews and Josh Huff, both 1-yard completions on the goal line. Wentz is outplaying all expectations early this season and has cemented himself as a viable fantasy option. Look for Wentz to try and take advantage of a Washington secondary without DeAngelo Hall and continue his hot start to the season.
2016 Week 3 vs PIT (23 / 31 / 301 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
Wentz continues to show his maturity with his passing and control of the offense. Wentz completed 23 of 31 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns. The biggest completion came on a 73-yard touchdown to his favorite target on the day, Darren Sproles. Wentz continues to play mistake free football and has a very talented cast around him. On a day where stars Jordan Matthews and Ryan Mathews were not at their best, Wentz was able to lead his team to victory. The yardage was amplified by a few big runs after the catch, but Wentz is starting to show his promise as the number two overall pick in the draft. He throws a very accurate ball often hitting receivers in stride allowing them to quickly turn up the field which for this offense is critical as they are built based on getting in open space.
2016 Week 2 vs CHI (21 / 34 / 190 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 10 / 0 rush)
Carson Wentz was very impressive this week, he looked poised in the pocket and consistently hit wide receivers in stride. He had a great pocket presence this week stepping up and hitting wide receivers while scrambling including a nice pass to Jordan Matthews on a crossing route. Wentz's biggest flaw is that he needs to protect himself as he took some big hits in this game. Wentz has a history of injuries from taking hits including the broken ribs in the preseason. He needs to work on his sliding to ensure the longevity of his career.
2016 Week 1 vs CLE (22 / 37 / 278 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
The rookie in his first start really looked the part as an NFL quarterback. He was confident in the pocket as he only took two sacks throughout the game. From a passing standpoint, Wentz connected with Jordan Matthews on a beautifully thrown fade route in the back of the end zone to start the game off. Wentz later added to his touchdown mark by hitting Nelson Agholor in stride on a go route for a 35-yard touchdown. One of the turning points of the game was a 4th and 4 with seven minutes left to go in the third quarter when Wentz stood in the pocket taking a big hit while still connecting with Zach Ertz on a quick slant for the first down. Wentz showed complete control of the offense this week.
Latest NewsEagles | Nick Foles hoping to help Carson Wentz (Fri Mar 17, 10:25 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles said he is embracing his role as the backup quarterback and is focusing on helping QB Carson Wentz in any way he can. Our View: Foles returns to the Eagles with the clear picture that he is the backup. It's a good attitude to have, and Foles gives the team veteran depth in case Wentz gets banged up in his second year as a pro.
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