Chicago Bears fans, Carson Wentz is better than his 2020 season shows
The 2020 season for Carson Wentz is the outlier. Many people think that 2017 is his “outlier season” as he had an MVP-caliber season posting an incredible 101.9 passer rating with 33 touchdowns to just seven interceptions in only 13 games. He looked elite and many thought he was the next big thing. How did he follow up that season though?
His 2018 season additionally was great as he posted a 102.2 passer rating completing over 69% of his passes for over 3,000 yards and 21 touchdowns. Once again though, his season was only 11 games due to an injury. Finally, in 2019, he stayed healthy all 16 games. He carried the Eagles to the playoffs throwing for over 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns.
His 2020 season was horrid though. But, looking outside of the stats, why was it so bad? For starters, Zach Ertz missed a few games due to injuries, who was his main target. Dallas Goedert missed games for injuries as well and Wentz is very reliant on his tight ends. His two leading wide receivers were both undrafted free agents as no one could stay healthy.
Outside of his weapons, Wentz only had one consistent starter all season and that was his center Jason Kelce. After Kelce they had injuries to nearly everybody else on the offensive line. Only two players on their offensive line started 12 or more games.
Finally, Wentz had issues with head coach Doug Pederson as well. Apparently, there were constant issues among them and the Eagles seemed to chose Wentz over Pederson letting go of Pederson despite winning a Super Bowl with them just a few seasons ago. Wentz just needs a change of scenery though and a team that believes in him.