I know the stats have been there, but it’s not just the stats that make Wentz, such an eye-catcher.
You don’t hear him bragging about himself. Yes, he’s got confidence, but you don’t hear any bragging from him. I like the fact that kid understands the importance of humility in leadership. Carson’s teammates don’t regret his success because he wears it well. Not all quarterbacks wear success well. I think going forward we’re going to realize that Wentz is able to get his teammates to play hard for him because he wears success well by having some humility. He knows that without the offensive line doing their job and the wide receivers catching the football, he would be 0-3.
Intelligence is the next ingredient that I see in Wentz. He’s making suggestions to head coach Doug Pederson during the timeouts. The coach says he’s talking about route combinations and pass protection adjustments throughout the week with his teammates. On top of that, he’s at the Nova Care Complex watching tape at 5:30am and making sure he’s on top of everything The comparison made to Peyton Manning says it all.
Finally, Wentz has something Manning never had athleticism and speed. He’s got the foot quickness and speed to escape from pressure. The youngster also has the speed to run when the opportunity presents itself and make a defense pay for not keeping contain or getting caught in man-to-man coverages with their backs turned.