ESPN: Eagles QB Carson Wentz One of Top Storylines of 2018 Season
As the Philadelphia Eagles' prepare for their mandatory OTAs, ESPN reporters ranked the 99 top storylines of the coming NFL season, and several Eagles made the list.
No. 8 on the list: Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
Wentz was one of the four players in the “Rising stars returning from injury” category.
ESPN reporters Dan Graziano, Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert wrote that Wentz is a annual MVP candidate when he is healthy and engineering the Eagles offense.
The Eagles won the Super Bowl with backup Nick Foles behind center, but there is no question the Eagles are better positioned in the short and long term with Wentz. His recovery timeline will take him close to the start of the regular season. When healthy, Wentz is an annual MVP candidate.
The other three players in the category were Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Cardinals running back David Johnson and Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.
Eagles backup quarterback, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, was also on the list at No. 40, as a "backup quarterback who can make a difference".
I know. Duh, right? How long did it take you to come up with that one? Dude just won Super Bowl MVP. Obviously he can make a difference, and with Wentz working his way back from December knee surgery, the odds appear strong that Foles will have to open the season as the starter and play a few games.