Lane Johnson confident Carson Wentz ‘ready for prime time’ this season
Carson Wentz certainly has the talent to be the franchise quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles for years to come. After having another injury derail his season in 2019, Lane Johnson is confident that Wentz will silence his doubters in 2020.
In an appearance on NFL Network, Johnson spoke about Wentz’s upcoming season and how ‘dangerous’ he can be when he’s healthy:
“I think we all have something to prove every year,” Johnson said, via PennLive.com. “Especially with how last year ended, him coming out early with the hit by [Jadeveon] Clowney, as far as just competitiveness, his drive, this is it for him.
As far as having the pieces around him this year and really ready to click, I think he’s ready for a prime time season, and when he’s healthy, man, he’s so dangerous, and I think we’ll see more of that what you just saw across the screen.”
For the first time since his rookie season in 2016, Carson Wentz was able to start in all 16 games for the Eagles last season. Injuries have been a concern for Wentz, who missed a total of eight regular-season games from 2017-2018.
Despite Philadelphia’s injury woes at wide receiver in 2019, Wentz finished with 4,039 yards, 27 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Unfortunately, after avoiding injuries in the regular season, the former first-round pick would suffer a concussion in the Eagles’ first playoff game versus the Seattle Seahawks. The Philly signal-caller just can’t catch a break.
We’ve seen flashes of brilliance from Wentz in his first four seasons in the NFL. However, with how his season came to a close last year, Johnson believes Carson Wentz is going to be as motivated as ever in the upcoming season.