Eagles QB Carson Wentz Current Favorite in MVP Race
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz may not have been on the radar at the start of the season to win the MVP award, but he is currently heavily involved in the discussion.
We talk to ESPN NFL reporter Sal Paolantonio every Friday at 3p for our “Sal Pal Friday” segment, who said Wentz has set the tone for the Eagles 5-1 start.
"This guy is ready to give up his body," ESPN NFL reporter Sal Paolantonio said on the Sports bash. "Do whatever it takes to get a win."
"The bottom line is that everyone is impressed with his mental and physical toughness his preparedness and his will to win."
Wentz has to be considered for several reasons; including his numbers. He is currently on pace to throw for 4,224 yards and 34 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.
He’s currently on pass to throw for 4,224 yards and 34 touchdowns, with just eight interceptions this year. Last year, he threw for 3.782 yards, 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
His third down completion percentage 66.6, along with seven touchdowns has been eye opening this season.
"His clutch performance on third down has now become his signature move," Paolantonio explained. "And throwing touchdown passes on third down, the guy has more passing touchdowns on third down than Tom Brady and Matt Ryan combined. This guys has proven to be clutch."