Eagles QB Carson Wentz leads NFL QBs with terrible stat trifecta
Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles are currently in an underwhelming state heading into the latter stages of the 2020 NFL season. Their current state is nowhere near the form they had last season, when they won the NFC East divisional title.
Wentz now finds himself at the forefront of the team’s struggles, highlighted by his poor play under center. He is in an undesirable position as he leads the league in interceptions, fumbles, and sacks this year, via Pro Football Talk.
Through Week 11, Carson Wentz has already thrown a total of 14 interceptions, followed by Minnesota Vikings gunslinger Kirk Cousins and Denver Broncos playmaker Drew Lock who are both tied in second place with 11 interceptions apiece. Despite his horrid performance under center, Wentz remains to have the confidence of head coach Doug Pederson.
The former North Dakota State product has also amassed 40 sacks, with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson following with 33 of his own. Wentz’s high tally is also reportedly a career-high number already, with six weeks left into the season.
He also fumbled the ball 10 times this year, closely trailed by an unlikely candidate in Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow who tallied a total of nine fumbles. However, it seems like Carson Wentz will be the runaway leader in fumbles by the end of the season as Burrow recently sustained a gruesome knee injury that prematurely concluded his rookie campaign.
Luckily for the Eagles, they are placed in a lowly NFC East division which allows them to gain the pole position despite owning a disappointing 3-6-1 record thus far. At the end of the day, the team will only go as far as Wentz will take them and he will have to perform at his best if they want to snag a seat in the 2020 NFL Playoffs.