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Eagles Inexplicably Double Down on Carson Wentz as Starting QB

Larry Rupp
The Philadelphia Eagles inexplicably continue to push that Carson Wentz is the team's starting quarterback.
The Philadelphia Eagles inexplicably continue to push that Carson Wentz is the team's starting quarterback. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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The Philadelphia Eagles dropped their second consecutive game with a loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and fell to a 3-6-1 record. Quarterback Carson Wentz struggled once again, but Eagles' Head Coach Doug Pederson stressed that he will remain the starter moving forward.

Wentz completed 21 of 35 passes for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns, but also threw 2 interceptions and was tackled in his own endzone for a safety. Although, he didn't exactly have all day to pass the football. Wentz was pressured 16 times, hit 16 times, and sacked five times as well.

Pederson simply stated how making a change at quarterback at this point would be "sending the wrong message that your season is over." He reiterated that the team needs to focus on fixing the mistakes they have been making if they want to start winning games.

Wentz has struggled all year as he currently leads the NFL with 14 interceptions. He has also been sacked 40 times, which is more than any other quarterback in the league. He has thrown for over 300 yards just once this season and hasn't completed more than 65 percent of his passes in any game so far.

With rookie second-round pick Jalen Hurts on the sideline waiting in the wings, Wentz has to start playing better if he wants to keep his job. All eyes remain on him as the next few weeks will be a huge indicator on what type of player he really is.


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