I'm not willing to write off Wentz. He's talented, he's can run and throw. I need to see him next season after he's had a full year+ to recover from ACL surgery, a full offseason to prep for the regular season, and hopefully a better O-Line.
NBC's Reuben Frank is very Eagles biased, so I take what he says w/ a grain of salt. But, the numbers are glaring.
• A year ago, Wentz had 14 scrambles of 10 yards or more. This year he has two.
• A year ago, Wentz averaged 5.9 yards per carry (after eliminating kneel-downs). This year that figure is down more than a yard per run to 4.7 this year.
• A year ago, Wentz ran for 28 first downs. This year that figure is down to nine.
There are other factors involved in sacks — the offensive line has been banged up and certainly hasn’t played as well as last year — but Wentz this year has been sacked once every 11.4 drop-backs after once every 16 drop-backs last year.
Points are down (25.6 to 20.9), third-down is down (42 percent to 39 percent), red zone is down (TDs on 71 percent of red-zone drives last year, 55 percent this year).
Safe to say he’s not who he was last year. But equally safe to say that with another offseason of preparing and strengthening and rehabbing and recovering he will be again.
I sure hope he's right.