SJ - December 24, 2020
Carson Wentz went from the Eagles $100 million franchise quarterback to holding the clipboard in a matter of weeks. Rookie Jalen Hurts has taken his job and isn't showing any signs of giving it back.
Being a backup isn't sitting well with Wentz. There are reports that he wants out of Philadelphia if they view him as Hurts' backup going forward.
The fact that Wentz wants out of Philly got under ESPN's Rex Ryan and he unloaded on the often injured quarterback. He blasted Wentz and called him "yesterday's news."
From Larry Brown Sports:
“First off, you think Philly’s gonna allow this guy to come back? And I’m talking about the fan base and the people of Philadelphia. This is the wrong town to be messing with. Here’s the thing: Carson Wentz, you don’t want to be a backup? Well, no kidding. Everybody in the world doesn’t want to be a backup,” Ryan said.
“I’ll tell you who’s more disappointed other than Carson Wentz. How about the Philadelphia Eagles. They gave you a $100 million, and you think, ‘Oh I’m disappointed I’m a backup.’ So are we! So are we! You think we gave you $100 million to be wasted on the bench? No! You’re getting beat out by a guy I quite honestly didn’t think had the skillset.
“The biggest thing is: quit being a baby. You’re yesterday’s news.”
This isn't Wentz's fault. Sure he could play better, but the Eagles have no one to blame but themselves.
Wentz can't stay healthy. It was only a matter of time before the wheels fell off. You don't give a guy who gets hurt repeatedly $100 million. They tend to believe they're actually a franchise quarterback.