The Inquirer taking the Eagles to task for creating a QB controversy by drafting a QB in 2nd round and now have Wentz benched, suggesting Wentz has been negatively affected by the presence of Hurts.
A strong argument can certainly be made that the Eagles harmed Wentz's chances for success by not using that 2nd rounder on a WR or offensive lineman or even a top RB, but if Wentz is destroyed by possible competition from a rookie 2nd rounder, that's on him.
The Eagles are big on backup QBs, which given Wentz's injury history isn't stupid. This pick likely means the team expected Wentz to play far short of 16 games, didn't trust either Sudfeld or McCown to QB the team, and didn't have the cap space to sign a legit vet backup.
The continued talk of how many QB whisperers Wentz needs to play well is concerning. We paid $550,000 to have McCown whisper to Wentz from his living room. This is the first season Wentz hasn't had a strong backup with whom to talk things over. Perhaps Press Taylor isn't up to the coaching task. Wentz seems to have a poor football mind for a QB, although when drafted I recall he did very well on the Wunderlich test.
This last game was the best use Pederson has made of Hurts. Bringing Hurts in for a play or two, while Wentz stands out at WR spot seemed dumb and playing down a person.
I'm not convinced Wentz doesn't have re-aggravated lingering problems from last year's concussion. He's always been inaccurate, but he seems lost this year. I'm guessing he is fixable for next season, but shouldn't play again this year..
The Inky said he looks like he's played as if he's looking over his shoulder -- at Hurts. I think he's played as if he's looking over his shoulder for the next rusher whose going to clobber him.
All of this year's primo draft picks (1st, second, third round) need to go to the offense -- so much weakness on O.