Vance: Pressure Is Going To Be On Carson Wentz
This offseason, three of the Eagles Free Agent signings and three of their 2017 NFL Draft picks were offensive players who could help Carson Wentz heading into his second season in the NFL. The 24-year old Quarterback is coming off a Rookie year in which he was thrust into the starting role after the preseason and he showed flashes of why the Eagles traded so much to move up in the 2016 NFL Draft to get him. Wentz looks to improve on last season in which he threw for 3,782 Passing Yards, 16 Touchdowns and had a 62.4 Completion Percentage.
NFL Network Contributor Lloyd Vance joined Rich Quinones on Tuesday and talked about Carson Wentz heading into his second season:
"We’ve seen a lot of young quarterbacks come in first year, second year and lead their teams to the playoffs - a la Russell Wilson really took some steps forward his first two years. The pressure is going to be on Carson Wentz; they have given him the weapons that they think can help him. We’ll see if some of these receivers are able to gel. I know Jordan Matthews is a little banged up but they’re going to count on him a lot. I want to see if LeGarrett Blount is able to carry the load, they’re going to change that offense around to run the football more consistently....Sometimes you need to have a sledgehammer particularly in the cold weather. So Wentz has gotten everything....I think he’ll take a step forward but he’s gotta cut down on his interceptions. He had a lot last year and I was talking to some guys that were at OTA’s and minicamps he still was making some throws that were still getting picked off."
Hear what Vance had to say about Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson, expectations for NFC East in 2017, Eric Decker going to the Titans and more NFL talk