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" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesBleeding Green Nation homepageHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityFollow Bleeding Green Nation online:Follow Bleeding Green Nation on TwitterFollow Bleeding Green Nation on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchBleeding Green Nation main menuFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Nine thoughts on the Carson Wentz contract Fletcher Cox Jerseys 2019 , including why the Eagles made the right callNew,77commentsThe future is bright.EDTIn case you weren’t aware, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Carson Wentz to a four-year contract extension worth $128 million. Kind of a big deal! Here are some thoughts on the news.1 - Carson Wentz is now truly the Eagles’ franchise quarterback.Whether you approve of the deal or not, the fact remains: Wentz is the Eagles’ starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. This new contract ties him to the Eagles through the 2024 season. That’s at least six more years of Wentz in Philly. Of course, we already knew the Eagles viewed Wentz as the team’s franchise cornerstone. Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman, and head coach Doug Pederson all expressed verbal commitment to Wentz this offseason. Now the paperwork is officially in place.2 - The Eagles made the right call to avoid waiting to pay Carson Wentz.There’s a sentiment out there that the Eagles should’ve waited to pay Wentz. Some feel like he hasn’t proven himself enough to earn this mega-contract. Waiting to pay Wentz would’ve been a mistake.And here’s why:It gets said a lot but it’s true: the longer the Eagles would’ve waited to pay Wentz, the more expensive it would’ve been. Signing Wentz at this early juncture aligns with the team’s organizational philosophy when it comes to betting on young talent. The risk the Eagles take in rewarding a young player before they reach free agency pays off when they live up to their potential. The Zach Ertz and Lane Johnson contract extensions signed back in 2016 are perfect examples of this strategy. Ertz is currently tied for fifth among tight ends in annual value. Johnson, meanwhile, ranks third among right tackles and tied for 15th among offensive tackles. Those contracts are relative bargains compared to what they’d have been if the Eagles waited until Ertz and Johnson were about to become unrestricted free agents. If all goes well for Wentz, his contract should look favorable in the future as well. The truth is there just wasn’t much upside in waiting to sign Wentz to an extension. BGN’s Benjamin Solak put together a wonderful flow chart that illustrates this point: A situation where the Eagles wait to pay Wentz, he struggles and/or gets hurt in 2019, and the team easily finds a replacement just wasn’t realistic. The team was already committed to him no matter the outcome of the 2019 season. The Eagles weren’t going to give up on a quarterback with MVP potential they traded up to get at No. 2 overall in 2016. Signing Wentz this offseason was the right call.3 - Carson Wentz helped the Eagles save money.Wentz could’ve pulled a Kirk Cousins and waited to maximize his earnings. He could’ve decided his current value isn’t as high as it could be since he’s coming off consecutive season-ending injuries. He could’ve bet on himself to have a stellar 2019 season and try to cash in big.But he didn’t do that. In a way, Wentz gave the Eagles a discount. The sticker price might not lead you to believe as much but Wentz’s contract should age well as quarterbacks continue to receive big pay days.The Eagles had every reason to sign Wentz to a contract extension this offseason. Wentz didn’t have as much motivation to rush into a new contract, although the instant financial security was tempting due to his previous injury issues.4 - The Eagles potentially made the Cowboys and Rams pay more money for worse quarterbacks.This offseason also marks the first time Dak Prescott and Jared Goff are also eligible for contract extensions. And by beating the Cowboys and the Rams to the punch, the Eagles may have just raised the price tags for those quarterbacks. If I was Prescott’s agent, I’d be pushing hard to get him paid more than Wentz. After all Black Carson Wentz Jerseys , look at this comparison courtesy of Blogging The Boys!Unlike Wentz, Prescott has never missed a game. Unlike Wentz, Prescott has a playoff win.Dak > Wentz!Except, of course, when you acknowledge the fact that Wentz had to deal with an exceptionally poor supporting cast as a rookie in 2016. Wentz’s offensive line was missing Lane Johnson for most of the season. He was throwing to guys who aren’t even in the NFL anymore like Dorial Green-Beckham and Josh Huff. The Eagles’ leading rusher, Ryan Mathews, was a guy who never played in the NFL again after 2016. When you look at the last two years of Wentz versus Prescott, it’s clear the Eagles have the better quarterback:Prescott is a quality game manager type who greatly benefits from being able to hand off to an elite running back like Ezekiel Elliott. He’s not a quarterback who’s going to put the Cowboys and on his back and help Dallas succeed in spite of tremendous adversity. He’s a quarterback you win with ... not win because of. Prescott’s shortcomings were on full display during the 2017 season. in such great position prior to his ACL injury in 2017. All Nick Foles had to do was beat the lowly Giants and Raiders to lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC. From there, Foles lit it up in the playoffs en route to the team’s first Vince Lombardi trophy. This isn’t to take away from Foles.Rather, it’s about giving Wentz his due. And it’s about acknowledging that he HAS proven he can help the Eagles be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. He’s proven he can be an MVP quality talent. Again, Wentz still needs to prove he can actually seal the deal and deliver a Super Bowl win himself. That’s no small task. But we know he can at least get them in position to make a strong playoff run. That’s a player worth betting on.Still not convinced? Please take a close look at all of this:7 - No, the Eagles shouldn’t have kept Nick Foles.“The Eagles should’ve paid Foles instead of Wentz!” is a take that exists. It’s a bad take.Foles will always be a legend in Philly. But he wasn’t the right answer for the Eagles. Wentz is the superior player. Via Pro Football Reference:It wouldn’t have been wise for the Eagles to jettison a young quarterback with MVP potential in favor of a 30-year-old passer who still hasn’t ever played a 16-game season.Even if the Eagles did make a mistake — which they didn’t — Foles is gone. He’s with the Jacksonville Jaguars now. If you still want to root him on, that’s great. More power to you. But Wentz is the future of the Eagles and rightfully so. 8 - Carson Wentz’s injury history is a legitimate concern.Duh.A broken wrist in 2015, a hairline rib fracture in 2016, ACL/LCL tears in 2017, and a fractured back in 2018. There’s no sugar-coating it: Wentz MUST stay healthy moving forward. With Foles gone, the Eagles are likely screwed if he gets seriously injured. I’m sure the Eagles emphasized this message to him as they offered up $128 million.To his credit Carson Wentz Jerseys 2019 , Wentz is trying to focus on what he can control. He said he’s improved his diet. He’s worked on different training techniques.Wentz has looked pretty healthy and sharp during OTAs so he’s off to a good start. The real challenge, of course, will be staying healthy when the real games start.9 - Carson Wentz is someone worth betting ON — not against.It’s this thinking that prompted the Eagles to pay a hefty price to trade up and select him at No. 2 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles didn’t draft Wentz because they thought he was some kind of flawless prospect. Those players don’t really exist. Rather, the Eagles drafted him because they believed he was a special talent with sharp mental acumen who would work relentlessly to improve upon his weaknesses. Wentz has made a habit of proving people wrong. In college, Wentz had to bide his time behind non-NFL talent Brock Jensen before eventually quarterbacking North Dakota State to a Division I FCS title. A lot of people criticized the Eagles’ decision to trade up for Wentz but then he got off to a hot start in 2016. Wentz then went through some rookie struggles, which caused people to majorly doubt him in 2017. Wentz made his doubters look foolish by nearly winning MVP. Now Wentz is back in a position where people are doubting him once again. There are people who say he’s too injury prone. He’s not clutch. He should’ve been replaced by Foles. Etc.It feels like those people haven’t been paying attention. There’s ample reason to believe Wentz is going to bounce back in a big way in 2019. He’s healthy and has a full offseason to prep for the upcoming campaign, unlike last year. He has a strong supporting cast around him when it comes to coaching, offensive line, skill players, etc. There’s certainly no guarantee Wentz will be as great as Eagles fans are hoping he’ll be. But there is reason to have hope and bet on him. By signng Wentz to a long-term extension, We know the Eagles feel that way. And they’re a pretty smart bunch. PHILADELPHIA — This time, it’s Kirk Cousins vs. Carson Wentz.The quarterbacks and the stakes will be different when the Philadelphia Eagles (2-2) host the Minnesota Vikings (1-2-1) in a rematch of the NFC championship game Sunday.More Vikings coveragePreview: Cook, Vikings look to keep rolling vs. PackersTop Tweets: Vikings prepare for Packers with TMNT hype videoBarr, seasoned Vikings defense off to strong startNew offense, same Rodgers: Vikings prep for LaFleur’s PackersVikings re-sign center Jones, waive rookie TE DillonNick Foles led the Eagles to a 38-7 win over Case Keenum and the Vikings last January. The Super Bowl MVP went back to the bench after Wentz returned from knee surgery in Week 3. Keenum went to Denver because the Vikings gave Cousins a fully guaranteed $84 million contract to be the face of their franchise.Neither team is playing at a championship level right now and both are desperate for a win.“They’re a great team, record aside Youth Mike Quick Jerseys ,” Wentz said. “We know we’ll get their best, obviously with the way it ended last year.”Cousins had been successful against the Eagles in seven starts for Washington. He had thrown for 2,122 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions while going 4-3 in those games.“It’s a great environment, a great place to play an NFL football game on a Sunday afternoon. Great crowd,” Cousins said. “I’ve had my fair share of battles there. Some have come out victorious, some have come out as the loser. It will be a great test for us.”Some things to watch between the Vikings and Eagles:FLIP’S FAMILIARITYVikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was Philadelphia’s quarterbacks coach the past two seasons. He’s quite familiar with Wentz and coach Doug Pederson’s system. The Eagles already beat former offensive coordinator Frank Reich and the Colts in Week 3.“The same as going against Frank, some of the terminology, some of the calls, maybe hand signals, whatever it may be that he knows,” Pederson said. “Listen, he’s a smart guy, but he’s also preparing his team to get ready to play. I think that’s where his focus is right now this week.“We’re seeing some of the same things from their offense that we do, and so it’s good for our defense to see. We’re aware of it. It’s a home game, so we can cut down on a lot of the signals, a lot of the verbiage, things like that at the line J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys , and just try to go play.”GETTING DEFENSIVEBoth teams are struggling on defense. The Vikings had the No. 1 defense a year ago. They’re 21st this season. The Eagles were fourth last year. Now they’re 10th and the secondary has been shredded by Ryan Fitzpatrick and Marcus Mariota in two road losses.The Vikings are missing three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Everson Griffen. The Eagles lost safety Rodney McLeod.NO BALANCEThe Vikings are last in the NFL in rushing and Dalvin Cook leads the team with only 98 yards while averaging just 2.7 per carry. The Eagles are first in run defense but poor against the pass. So expect Cousins to throw a ton. Or not.“It’s important for us to have balance,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “It keeps the defensive line from pinning their ears back all the time. I think it helps the football team overall. We just have to do a better job.”NO BALANCE IIThe Eagles had success running the ball in an overtime loss at Tennessee, gaining 109 yards on 20 carries from backs Jay Ajayi and Wendell Smallwood. But Pederson called 74 percent pass plays.“We try to be as balanced as we can be and we’re going to play the game that we think needs to be played, and some of it is dictated during the course of the game,” offensive coordinator Mike Groh said. “Coach is as patient a play caller as there is in the running game in this league and really doesn’t deviate from it. … A run call is never very far from the tip of his finger. He’s always thinking about it and conversing with the staff during the course of the game.”DYNAMIC DUOVikings receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have been unstoppable. Diggs leads the team with three touchdowns and is averaging 11.5 yards per reception. Thielen has 40 catches and is the only player in the league with 100 yards receiving in every game this season. They’re going against a pair of cornerbacks, Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby, who’ve struggled.MINNESOTA (1-2-1) vs. PHILADELPHIA (2-2)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE — Eagles by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — Minnesota 1-3, Philadelphia 1-3SERIES RECORD — Eagles lead 14-13LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Vikings 38-7 in NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2018LAST WEEK — Vikings lost to Rams 38-31; Eagles lost to Titans 26-23, OTAP PRO32 RANKING — Vikings No. 14, Eagles No. 12VIKINGS OFFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (32), PASS (5).VIKINGS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (13) Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys 2019 , PASS (23).EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (11), PASS (17).EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (1), PASS (19).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Rematch of NFC championship game featuring different QBs for both teams. Kirk Cousins replaces Case Keenum for Vikings. Carson Wentz replaces Nick Foles for Eagles. … Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was Eagles quarterbacks coach last season. … Eagles have won seven of last nine meetings. … Cousins has 1,329 yards passing, 12 TDs, three INTs in four games in Philly while with Washington. … RB Dalvin Cook leads Vikings with only 98 yards rushing and has been in and out of lineup. … Vikings WR Adam Thielen aims to become only third player to start season with 100 yards receiving in five straight games. … Minnesota DE Danielle Hunter has sacks in four straight games. … Vikings S Harrison Smith has 14 tackles and fumble recovery in last two meetings with Philly. … Eagles are 17-3 at home since 2016, including playoffs. … Wentz is 13-2 at home, including nine straight wins. … Eagles rank first in run defense after finishing first last season. … Philly leads NFL in time of possession (34:12). … Eagles TE Zach Ertz‘s 31 catches are first at his position. … Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery had first 100-yard receiving game last week since Dec. 13, 2015 with Chicago vs. Washington. Fantasy tip: Ertz has 15 catches for 185 yards in two games since Wentz returned.
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