How Did Wentz Play In Comparison To Other Rookies & QBs?
Rookie Quarterback Carson Wentz played stellar in his NFL Debut going 22 for 37 passing the ball compiling 278 yards and tossing two touchdowns. According to Pro Football Focus Carson Wentz threw the ball at least 10 yards a total of eleven times and he completed 9 of those attempts for 161 yards and two touchdowns. In comparison Eagles former Quarterback Sam Bradford in 2015 had a completion percentage of 45.1 on these types of passes and six of his 14 Interceptions last season were on Deep Passing Play Throws.
ESPN NFL Insider KC Joyner, The Football Scientist, joined Mike Gill on Monday and discussed what he liked the most about Wentz's play versus the Browns on Sunday:
"Well I liked the accuracy for one, there were small buckets, small windows for him to throw to on some of these passes, especially on the vertical passes and he put them exactly where they needed to be. Also he didn't make a Bad Decision yesterday; a Bad Decision in my parlance is when a Quarterback makes a mental error that leads to a turnover opportunity for the opposing team....Rookies normally have a big problems with that, he didn't have one. And Cleveland, by the way, last year they ranked tied for 1st in the league in Forced Bad Decision Rate, their defense. So you're going up against a team that for all it's weakness personnel wise they still knew how to force Quarterbacks to make mistakes and (Wentz) didn't make one mistake. So if he can do those things, his Accuracy and his Bad Decision Rate, if he can keep those in check this could be a bright season."
Checkout what Joyner had to say about composure under pressure, the Eagles defensive performance, along with his analysis of Cowboys and Giants after their Week One matchup