Hot Mic with Dom Izzo: How did it come to this for Carson Wentz?
The former North Dakota State star will be the second string quarterback Sunday in Philadelphia.
How did it all come to this for Carson Wentz?
Nearly three years ago to the day, Wentz was the leading candidate for MVP in the NFL. Then he tore his ACL. Things haven't been the same since.
The Eagles went on a run for all-time, which ended with a Super Bowl championship. That night I asked offensive coordinator Frank Reich what he thought about Wentz's contributions to the team.
"Carson helped instill a swagger and belief right from the very start. That's the type of player and leader he is." Reich, then offensive coordinator in 2018 said.
Truth is, Wentz hasn't been the same since Reich left. Reich was the offensive coordinator for Wentz's first two years in Philly and guided him to the heights of his NFL career.
Who could have seen this coming? Should we have seen signs after Wentz was concussed in the playoffs last year? In hindsight the drafting of Jalen Hurts in the second round this April sure seems like a flashing red lights moment.
Wentz has been awful this year. No doubt. But the team around him is a far cry from the team that won the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. The question now is how does Wentz respond from the first benching of his football career? Do we see him quarterback in an Eagles jersey again?
Questions I never thought I'd ask out loud three years, heck even three months ago.