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Eagles TE Dallas Goedert makes a bold statement about Carson Wentz

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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is fresh off of a memorable outing against the arch-rival Dallas Cowboys, one that helped his team come one step closer to reaching the postseason despite encountering a consistently inconsistent season.

However, even after producing in a big spot for Philadelphia this past week, Goedert was quick to heap some serious praise upon one of his teammates in Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz.

“I think he’s the best quarterback in the league,” Goedert recently said of Wentz, via Jeff Skversky of 6 ABC in Philadelphia.

Wentz finished the team’s Week 16 win over the Cowboys completing 31 of 40 passing attempts for 319 passing yards and one touchdown en route to outdoing is Dallas counterpart in fellow signal-caller, Dak Prescott. Aiding such an effort from Wentz, Goedert caught nine passes for 91 yards and one touchdown with fellow Eagles tight end Zach Ertz suffering a significant rib injury early on in the NFC East clash.

Although Ertz toughed it out and managed to finish the contest, there is no doubt that the veteran tight end will be hurting into Week 17 — another huge game for the Eagles. Luckily for head coach Doug Pederson, Wentz and the rest of the Eagles, Goedert appears more than ready to inherit a larger workload going forward.

The first-place Eagles can defeat the lowly New York Giants in Week 17 in order to easily roll into the playoffs. The Giants, though, have impressively won back-to-back games despite winning a total of four games all season.