Weinberg: Eagles Don’t Want To Make Wentz Have To Win The Game
Carson Wentz played his college ball at North Dakota State, an FCS level school below the top tier FBS level of College Football. It has been assumed by many that his transition from there to the NFL would be difficult. But he is not the first player to make such a jump; Quarterbacks Phil Simms (Morehead State), Steve McNair (Alcorn State) and Joe Flacco (Delaware) all were 1st round draft picks who came from FCS level schools. During their 1st seasons in the NFL, their teams had them passing on average between 20 and 26 times per game, not forcing them to have to win games each week.
Press of Atlantic City Eagles Beat Reporter Dave Weinberg joined Mike Gill on Wednesday and talked about Wentz's transition to the NFL and how the Eagles are rallying around the Rookie Quarterback:
"I think there is a lot of potential there, he seems very sure of himself, he doesn't seem overwhelmed by the moment which I'm kind of surprised about...he seems very poised, very eager to learn, a quick learner from what the team is saying, and the offense seems ready to rally around him. They don't want to make him have to win the game for them, especially defensively they want to be as dominant a defense as possible to take as much pressure off of him as they can. He's going to be good, I think, but he's not there yet."
Checkout what Weinberg had to say about the Bradford and Rowe trades, Howie Roseman, the Eagles defense, and more