Troy Aikman Offers Critical Assessment of Carson Wentz
One of the major questions the Philadelphia Eagles must answer in the offseason is what to do with former starting quarterback Carson Wentz. The former No. 2 overall pick was replaced in Week 13 by rookie Jalen Hurts after the team's constant struggles this year, and didn't see the field after that.
Dallas Cowboys legend Troy Aikman recently weighed in on Wentz's recent performance, and offered a critical assessment.
Aikman isn't surprised that Wentz was replaced, as he hasn't been up to starting QB standards. And not just this season, but in recent years, too.
“It wasn’t just this year. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Carson Wentz play at the level he needs to play at, or any quarterback needs to play at."- Troy Aikman
This season, though, was a significant drop off for Wentz, who totaled just 2,620 yards and 16 TDs while leading a struggling Eagles offense. Wentz was also tied for the league lead in interceptions (15), finding himself in the same company as Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, which isn't someone a five-year veteran should ever be in the same conversation with.
As Philadelphia begins its search for a new head coach, Wentz's role with the team should be defined relatively soon, even if that means a trade is coming.
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