ESPN’s Riddick: Wentz will be NFL MVP
After a solid 2016 rookie campaign, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was on pace to win the NFL MVP award in 2017. During his second season in the league, Wentz threw for 3,296 yards with 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
He constantly improvised, and made highlight reel plays that put him at the top of the list for the league top award before a December ACL injury derailed his season.
While Wentz was back on the field last season, and his numbers were good, he wasn't the same big-play threat that made plays with his legs and made players around him better. His 21 touchdowns, seven interceptions were nothing to bat an eye at, but it was something was different, something just wasn't the same about Wentz coming off ACL/LCL surgery, and coming back so soon after the injury occurred, returning September 23rd, just 10 months after the injury.
Wentz didn't have a bad season in 2018, the Eagles record didn't reflect his play, but there is no question his play didn't match the level he reached in 2017.
So which Wentz will we see this season?
ESPN NFL analyst, and former Eagles front office executive, Louis Riddick thinks we will get the 2017 version of Wentz back.
Riddick tweeted the following on Memorial Day holiday: