PFF: Eagles’ Carson Wentz Ranks Third Among Quarterbacks
According to Pro Football Focus’ Week 3 quarterback rankings, Philadelphia Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz checks in at No. 3 on the list following the team’s loss at home to the Detroit Lions.
During Sunday’s game against Detroit, Wentz went 19-of-36 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns.
The rankings were based on PFF’s play-by-play grading through three weeks. Through three games this season, Wentz is 72-of-118 for 803 yards and six touchdowns.
PFF noted Wentz has been one of the best in the game, but that he hasn't been getting the help from his receivers. They also said:
Armed with the best weapons in the league on paper coming into the year, Wentz has not had the same supporting cast we expected to see. Injuries have depleted a deep receiving corps, though they showed flashes of big-play ability in Week 1. Wentz has been better than his stats would show, mostly due to four big-time throws falling incomplete compared to just 17 such instances for the rest of the NFL. Wentz ranks fifth in the league in big-time throw percentage, and he’s tied for third with a 92.9 grade on throws targeted 10 or more yards downfield.
In a PFF ranking of the the top offensive lines, the Eagles ranked second. PFF noted that right guard Brandon Brooks looks like the player he was before his Achillies injury.
What Eagles guard Brandon Brooks has been able to do after suffering a torn Achilles in their divisional loss to the Saints last January is nothing short of remarkable. He was given an 8-9 month recovery prognosis – the upper bound of which would have meant him coming back after the start of this season – and despite that has been the highest-graded guard in the league so far.