“Carson Wentz Proved How Overpaid He is”- Former NFL Man Lashes Out at Eagles Star

Published 11/03/2020, 9:37 AM EST


The NFC East Division was already maligned by NFL fans before the 2020 NFL season even kicked off. But things have gone from bad to worse over the last 8 weeks.

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The terrible decline of the Dallas Cowboys, an underperforming Philadelphia Eagles, a transitional Washington Football Team and of course, the New York Giants.

All these teams have been terrible over the first half of the season. Carson Wentz and the Eagles are top of the table after Sunday night’s 23-9 win over the Cowboys. But analysts are not happy with the former MVP award winner’s performance.

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Wentz went 15 of 27, throwing for 123 yards with 2 passing TDs against 2 interceptions. But former NFL man Marcellus Wiley claims that Carson needs to be better in order to justify the ‘franchise tag’ associated with his name.

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Marcellus Wiley takes multiple shots at Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz

On the latest segment of Speak For Yourself, hosts Emmanuel Acho and Marcellus Wiley were analyzing the Eagles’ recent win over the Cowboys.

Despite cementing their spot at the top of the NFC East Division, Wiley believes that ‘franchise quarterback’ Carson Wentz is playing well below average standards.

He said, “Carson Wentz proved how overpaid he is. You went blow-for-blow with Ben DiNucci? The Nucci man?…. Oh, this is disgusting.

“I have so many takes that I’m just going to calm down and give them to you, slice by slice. Why don’t I just put an umbrella on this?

October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) passes the football against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

“This is the NFC East so the only thing that’s certain is uncertainty but there is now starting to look like there is one guarantee in the NFC East that overpaid Carson Wentz will deliver and he will show you that he is not a franchise quarterback anymore.

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“All those days of winning the MVP before injury are long behind. This dude put up a worse stat line against the worst than the Nucci man, it’s insane,” Wiley said on the show.

Doug Pederson’s Philadelphia Eagles are currently on a 3-4-1 record heading into Week 9. They have a bye week to rest and recuperate before taking on the NFC East opponents, New York Giants, in Week 10.

Will Carson Wentz lead the Eagles to another playoff appearance?

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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