Baldinger: Wentz Is Fearless, An Incredible Competitor
In the Eagles Week One victory over the Redskins, Quarterback Carson Wentz had the offense put on his shoulders compiling 26 for 39 Passing with 307 Yards and Two Touchdowns as he did he best to avoid the Redskins blitz. Many Eagles fans will not soon forget Wentz avoiding being sacked a couple times in order to step up and throw deep down field to Nelson Agholor for the first touchdown of the season for Philadelphia. Last season Wentz threw the ball 607 times, which was 5th most in the NFL in 2016 and broke the record for Pass Attempts by a Rookie in a season which was set by Peyton Manning in 1998.
13 Year NFL Offensive Lineman and NFL Network Analyst Brian Baldinger joined Mike Gill on Wednesday and talked about how Wentz performed in the Eagles Week One victory:
“They wouldn’t have won the game without Carson (Wentz) on Sunday, the throw to (Nelson) Agholor was a broken down play and he made it happen. I don’t know if they would’ve scored on that opening drive if Carson doesn’t make that throw and avoid all the pressure like Houdini. He gets them out of a lot of bad plays….It’s a fine line between staying in that pocket an extra tick and waiting for a Zach Ertz to come open over the middle or taking off and try to buy time. So it’s something he’s just going to have to feel and learn as he goes along; but he’s fearless, he’s an incredible competitor, and they wouldn’t have won the game without him Sunday (versus the Redskins).”
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