That's the opinion of Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, who assessed the struggles of the embattled Eagles QB during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson benched Wentz in the second half of the team's 30-16 Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Wentz completed 6-of-15 passes for 79 yards and failed to get the offense in rhythm before he was replaced by Jalen Hurts.
Favre, for one, wasn't surprised by the benching (h/t lehighvalleylive.com):
“It certainly is a mess … But I think with putting Carson on the bench for, who knows? Could be a short period of time, it could be for a long period of time. I think we all kind of felt that coming.”
“Carson is the easy guy to blame. By no means am I or are you or most people shouldn’t blame him directly. Just, ‘it’s all his fault,’ because there’s a lot of. reasons – injuries are one of the first things that come to mind … when it rains, it pours. But somebody’s got to take the fall and I figured Jalen would come in and give them a little spark, and he did.”
Hurts completed just 5-of-12 passes and threw an interception, but the Eagles rookie also provided an enticing glimpse of his talent with an impressive fourth-down touchdown pass to Greg Ward:
Jalen Hurts hits Greg Ward for the TD on 4th-and-18. Philly sports radio tomorrow will be something else.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 6, 2020
Pederson has yet to announce his Week 14 starter, but momentum seems to be heading in the direction of the 2020 second-round pick to get the nod over Wentz for Sunday's matchup against the NFC's top seed, the New Orleans Saints.
If Hurts does remain the starter going forward, Favre believes Wentz may need to resuscitate his career for a different franchise. Favre even uses Ryan Tannehill as an example:
“I assume that Jalen will probably play next week, I mean, there’s still an outside chance they can win that division … I think for Carson, I think he’s an extremely talented guy. It may be that a change of venue will serve him well. Tannehill comes to mind. Guy was basically all but forgotten in Miami and he turns up in Tennessee and it kind of re-stablished his credibility. So I’m not saying that will happen with Carson, but it’s kind of what I envision happening, just to change venue and kind of a fresh, new start.”
Who will the #Eagles start at Quarterback in Week 14?
Hall of Fame QB @BrettFavre weighs in on the Quarterback situation in Philadelphia between Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts the rest of this season…
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) December 8, 2020
In November, Favre said on ESPN's “First Take” that he believed the Eagles should have moved on from Wentz in favor of Nick Foles after Philly's Super Bowl LII victory. While he walked back that take, maybe it wasn't so hot after all.