Wentz Wagon Rolls Into November with Some Hardware
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) — The Wentz Wagon rolled through October to the tune of a 5-0 record and 110.4 passer rating, earning its driver the NFC's Offensive Player of the Month award.
Carson Wentz is the first Eagles player to win the award since LeSean McCoy it in December of 2013 and the first quarterback to take the honors since Nick Foles, now the backup, won it the month prior to Shady.
Wentz completed 89-of-148 pass attempts for 1,247 yards with 14 touchdowns versus just three interceptions to become the NFC's version of Reggie Jackson in 2017. Both his passer rating and TD total led all NFC quarterbacks during the moth and the 14 scoring passes were the most thrown by an Eagles quarterback during any single month in franchise history.
“I just think that he’s played extremely well,” head coach Doug Pederson said during the run. “He understands the game plan. Listen, he studies and prepares like I've never seen before in a quarterback."
This is the first career NFC Offensive Player of the Month award for Wentz. He was named NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month back in September of 2016 and earned Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Washington Redskins in Week 7.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen