Former Detroit Lions Man Believes Carson Wentz Can Still Be a Franchise Quarterback

Published 02/05/2021, 5:47 PM EST


It’s been a difficult season for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and his supporters. The veteran NFL shot-caller endured a below-par outing in 2020. He finished the season with 2,600+ passing yards, 16 touchdowns against an embarrassing 15 interceptions from 12 games.

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The Eagles finished at the bottom of the NFC East behind eternal rivals, Dallas Cowboys. Following the emergence of rookie Jalen Hurts as a first-choice starter towards the end of the season, Wentz finds himself on the ropes in Philly. Newly-elected Eagles HC Nick Sirianni has previously indicated that he looks forward to working with Wentz in 2021.

But will Eagles Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Lurie decide to move on from Carson in the summer? Here’s what a former NFL player-turned-analyst has to say on the same.

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Carson Wentz still has a future in the NFL, claims Dan Orlovsky

Former Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky spent 12 years in the NFL and now serves as an analyst for ESPN. On the latest segment of First Take, Orlovsky commented on the immediate future of Carson Wentz in Philadelphia.

He said, “I think Carson Wentz once away from Philadelphia for a long time people thought, well, he wants away from Doug Peterson. I think he wants away from the city.”

Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws a pass under pressure from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

But despite concerns surrounding his recent form, Orlovsky insists that Wentz still has a future in the NFL.

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‘The fixing needs to happen mentally the fixing needs to happen horizontally, with a relationship that is built upon communication, and trust, and confidence because the talent is still there, the physical talent does not just go away.”

“And so once he gets with somebody or people that he believes is aligned horizontally with him, and that can rebuild that trust and confidence and communication. You’re going to see Carson Wentz from 2017-19,” Orlovsky said earlier today.

The likes of Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers, and even Houston Texans are rumored to be interested in a trade deal involving Wentz. But his long-term contract with the Eagles could serve as a stumbling block for a potential trade deal. Regardless, this is going to be an interesting deal to track. Only time will tell how the Carson Wentz saga plays out.

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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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