Carson Wentz, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, will leave the team if fellow quarterback, Jason Hurts, remains the starter, according to sources.
Sources close to the Eagles report that Wentz is highly considering leaving the Eagles if rookie quarterback, Jason Hurts, remains as the starting quarterback. Members within the team also report that Hurts is to remain the starter for the rest of the season; ultimately putting Wentz into the back-up position.
Head coach Doug Pederson only acknowledged Hurts starting against the Arizona Cardinals, which was seen yesterday. The Cardinals ended up beating the Eagles 33 to 26.
“I would expect him to be a professional and obviously support his teammates and support Jalen through this, and then continue to work on his craft and continue to improve,” Pederson told reporters earlier this month on December 9. “That’s what leaders do. Sometimes it’s not always the easiest thing. In my position, you make tough choices and tough decisions.”
Despite this, other sources were reportedly reaching out to Wentz for quarterback positions.
Carson Wentz Predictions
Fans have said that Carson Wentz is having “the worst season of his career” and his stats justify their case. Wentz is currently averaging a 57.4 percent completion rate, which is 5.3% below his career average. On December 12, his average was 40 percent against the Green Bay Packers.
So while teams have reached out to Wentz, the problem is that it would be no different from the position he finds himself in right now.
“Franchise quarterbacks remain, franchise quarterbacks, only as long as they play like franchise quarterbacks. If any of the best quarterbacks in football went through an extended stretch of sucking, they’d eventually take a seat for someone else,” Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk wrote Sunday morning, December 20.
The Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys next week December 27 at 4:25 pm Eastern Time