The legend continues to build for Philadelphia’s new quarterback, the rookie moving to 3-0 as a starter. And while you could discount the North Dakota State product’s performances against the Browns and the Bears, Wentz just went out and DRILLED the Steelers, a team that looked like a Super Bowl contender until Wentz carved them up.
Wentz completed 23 of 31 passes, threw 2 touchdown passes and no interceptions. None more exciting than that scramble drill that had Wentz keeping his eyes down the field and finding Darren Sproles for a back-breaking touchdown.
This kid is good. He’s not playing like an elite rookie quarterback, he’s playing like an elite quarterback. Period.
How good was Wentz? Just ask Steelers DE Cam Heyward:
“He played like a freakin’ Hall of Famer,” Heyward told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
A “Freakin’ Hall of Famer.”
The Eagles are 3-0. They lead the NFC East. And they look like they pulled one of the all-time trades with the Browns, moving up to No. 2 to get Wentz while the Rams traded away a half-dozen draft picks for the right to Jared Goff, who is still in a baseball cap and headset.
The Eagles rebuild never even happened. They’re poised to be the class of the NFC East, and that trade to move Sam Bradford to Minnesota is the ultimate win-win for both teams.
How good is this kid? Seriously.
Two weeks ago, we were saying, “I know it’s only one game…” and he’s out there shredding the Browns. Last week we’re saying, “I know it’s only two games…” and it was just the Bears.
But this was Pittsburgh. And Wentz didn’t blink — out-dueling Big Ben and a Steelers defense that shutdown the Redskins and the Bengals before getting shredded by the Eagles.
That’s the power of the quarterback. And the Eagles look like they’ve found their guy. What a tremendous job by Howie Roseman — pulling off some magical moves to even put this team in position to land him.