Carson Wentz is the top rookie in the NFL
The 2016 NFL season is more than a third of the way completed...and the "Wentz Wagon" is still rolling. Pro Football Focus named Carson Wentz as the
The 2016 NFL season is more than a third of the way completed...and the "Wentz Wagon" is still rolling.
The Philadelphia Eagles will look to rebound from a two-game losing streak as the undefeated Vikings come to town. Make sure you’re in the loop. --take five seconds to sign up for our FREE Eagles newsletter now!
Wentz has been largely responsible for the Philadelphia Eagles' 3-2 start to the season, completing 65 percent of his passes for 1,182 yards, seven touchdowns, one interception and a 99.9 passer rating. He's the only rookie since 1960 to throw for seven touchdowns and less than one interception.
"Wentz and the Eagles have now dropped two straight games, but it’s difficult to lay much blame at Wentz’s feet for either," PFF wrote. "In those losses, he still only threw one interception and completed 65.5 percent of his passes. The biggest change has been the pressure Wentz has faced, as he was sacked eight times over that span. Through the first three games, the Philadelphia offensive line recorded a pass-blocking efficiency of 86.7 (fourth-best); that’s dropped to 70.3 over the last two contests (fourth-worst over the two-game span)."
During the Eagles two-game losing streak, Wentz has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 417 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for a passer rating of 90.2. Hardly a factor in Philadelphia losing two straight games.
Wentz is currently first in passer rating versus the blitz and second in completion percentage. He's also tied for third in touchdown-to-interception ratio for the season.
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