Aaron Rodgers Has a Message for Struggling Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz

Published 12/09/2020, 7:14 PM EST
Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) gets a pass away while under pressure from Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry (94) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers and his beloved Green Bay Packers have been terrific in 2020. However, the same can’t be said for Doug Pederson’s NFC East strugglers, Philadelphia Eagles.

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The Packers are on a 9-3 record and sit at the summit of NFC North, heading into Week 14 of the season. Meanwhile, the Eagles are struggling in the third position with just three wins from 12 games.

Both starting quarterbacks have enjoyed contrasting fortunes this season. Aaron Rodgers is on track to challenge for a possible third NFL MVP award; Carson Wentz seems to have lost the plot in 2020.

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The experienced quarterback was benched in the third quarter in the loss against the Packers last weekend. Rookie Jalen Hurts ended the game for the visitors who lost by 14 points. Is it the beginning of the end for Carson Wentz in Philly?

Aaron Rodgers reveals his admiration for under-fire quarterback Carson Wentz

Recently turned 37-year-old QB Aaron Rodgers made an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of The Pat McAfee Show. Despite all the shots being fired at him, Rodgers urged Wentz to keep calm and believe in himself.

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He said, “I don’t want to talk about what I said, of course, and I feel like there’s some things that just really need to stay even with this show and how much I love to divulge on the show. You know, I’ve been meaning to talk to him for a while and I’m glad to get the opportunity to say some things to him. Because I’ve always respected his game and been a fan of his game, I think he has a really unique skill set.”

“You know, obviously it hasn’t been a great year there in Philly. I think there’s a lot of factors around him that that contribute to that. So I feel like there’s good comfort, good, quick conversation. And definitely wish him the best the rest of the year because I’ve been a fan of his since he got in the league and he’s had some tough circumstances over his few years in the league and I hope things work out for him,” Rodgers said on the show.

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It’s unclear whether coach Pederson will start Wentz this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. The Eagles are in dire need of a win if they want to remain in the race for the NFC East title. But will Wentz deliver if given the opportunity? Tune in on Sunday to find 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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