Evans: I’m A Huge Believer In What Wentz Has To Offer
After going 7-9 in 2016, the Eagles have high hopes heading into 2017 considering how they did despite the odds against them last season and the offseason additions. Carson Wentz first season in the NFL had it's ups and downs thanks to Lane Johnson missing ten games and being thrust into the starting role with just a week to prepare. With a full offseason of preparation for Wentz along with acquisition of upgrades at Wide Receiver, Running Back, and Cornerback, there is hope for a winning season of football in Philadelphia for 2017.
NFL Network Analyst and 10-year NFL veteran Heath Evans joined Rich Quinones on Wednesday with his perspective on the Eagles heading into 2017:
"This Eagles team, I had so much high hopes for them last year. They started fast and the simplistic nature of the offense caught up to them a little bit. I'm still a huge believer in what Carson Wentz has to offer this league and I think we're going to get to see more of that this year. The one thing I love about the kid is despite the nature of the back half of the season, the kid never got mentally or emotionally flustered. I know fans probably think it's whatever but that is so huge for a young quarterback. And then Lane Johnson just needs to stay on the straight and narrow....When he played 6 games last year...they were 5-1 when he was out there. And just to think one man makes that big of a difference. Jim (Schwartz) and the boys have to find a way to be what they're capable of being. Last year they just weren't and I know Malcolm well enough to know that they hold them to a standard that they didn't obtain last year. So I'm excited to see the fast and furious nature of this defense that I know they can play with."
Checkout what Evans had to say about the Ezekiel Elliott suspension and aftermath, the NFC East, and what teams he thinks are sleepers heading into 2017