Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz was told Jalen Hurts would be going in for the next play and never got to return

Carson Wentz
The Philadelphia Eagles can only go as far as #11 Carson Wentz can take them, but the GM and coach need to build a team around him. They are not doing that.

Carson Wentz claims is he is not losing his confidence. This weekend Doug Pederson benched Wentz and played Jalen Hurts. While Hurts did provide a bit of a spark he was sacked 3 times in the short time he played.

Wentz voiced his opinion after the game, stating he did not even know he was getting benched. He was told that Jalen would be going in for the next couple plays.

“I didn’t know what the plan was fully,” Wentz said. “I was just told he was going in for the next play and the next series. I didn’t really know what was going on there. Obviously, that’s frustrating, as a competitor and the personality I have. I want to be the guy out there. It is what it is. They made the call today. At the end of the day, we lost. That’s the most frustrating thing.”

Wentz went on to tell the media, he has not lost his confidence, and does not know what the next step is moving forward. Wentz said that is out of his control.

“No. I’m not the type to worry about and look over my shoulder or any of those things,” Wentz said. “I think at the end of the day, I can play better. We can as a team, and as an offense especially, play better. There’s always going to be different things going on in the building or different chatter and all of that stuff. That’s part of this business. That’s what I signed up for. The scrutiny, the challenges, the adversity, all of it. I’ve got to handle it all — the good, bad and the ugly.”

“At the end of the day, it’s outside of my control,” Wentz said. “That’s not for me [to decide]. I know what I’m capable of. I know I can play better. I have never doubted myself or lost my confidence in my abilities. But a lot of these things are out of my control.”

I feel the Eagles are trying to ruin Wentz. Instead of building the offense around him to help him succeed, they are slowly crumbling. Carson Wentz is a stud, and if I was him I would demand a trade. Force their hand, because right now Howie Roseman is not doing anything but watch his ship slowly sink.

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