Matthews Impressed With Wentz’s Performance, Poise
Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews may have missed the entire preseason, but he made is season debut with a bang - catching seven balls for 114 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles' Week 1 win over the Browns.
Quarterback Carson Wentz impressed in his debut as well and Matthews, who has played with Nick Foles, Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez took notice.
“He has a maturity about him that even if it’s not crunch time, he’s always treating it like it is.,” Matthews said about his quarterback. “So then when you come out into a game, he just goes and plays and it’s easy for him.”
The third year wide out said if he didn’t know better, he would never have guessed Wentz was making his NFL debut, especially with some of the throws into tight areas that he was able to complete including the touchdown connection with Matthews.
"We never throw that in practice," Matthews explained. "But in the game that’s what we saw and he hit it. That’s just another testament to his maturity and his ability to go out and implement things that he saw in practice and go on to do it in a game."
Wentz completed 22-of-37 passes for 278 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, leading the Eagles right down-the-field on the Eagles first drive, connecting with Matthews for the seasons first score in the Eagles' 29-10, Week 1 win over the Browns.
Matthews, Wentz, and the Eagles look to make it 2-0 when the host the Bears on Monday night on 97.3 ESPN.