Here is the thing, the age is mostly on the O and D lines and they are going to need major overhaul over the next two offseasons. The bigger question is to me, is Wentz the guy to build around? He has young skill players around him now (including Sanders, Goedert, Reagor, etc..) , but yesterday, for a large part of the game he looked like a rookie, not a five year vet. Holding on the the ball and taking unnecessary sacks, including taking them out of field goal range on a crucial drive. He had two more fumbles, one lost, and threw two picks. The two picks were half his fault, both were to rookies who could have taken better angles to get the ball. But he also still has no touch on his deep ball. After Washington scored their first touchdown near the end of the first half off of his first interception, he had Reagor with two step on his defender, where a better thrown ball would have been a sure TD, instead it sailed over his head by five yards, then the next ball he missed Jackson by almost 10 yards on a deep cross that would have at least put them in FG range if not netted a TD. I'm just not sure he has the makings anymore of a franchise QB, maybe the injuries have taken their toll, surely no preseason to work with his new receivers didn't help, but every team faced that issue. It was hard to gauge his year last year, he was just okay, but with little talent around him, he still threw for 4,000 yards without one receiver having 500 yards. I'm not ready to drop him just yet, but if this season goes on like it did yesterday, a total rebuild may be necessary and see next year if Hurts is the guy.
I blame the coach for blowing the 17-0 lead, but at one point they only running back they had in the game was Clement, and Scott is not a bell cow RB, he's a third down scat back, so that was just poor roster planning going into the game. But if you have a 17-0 lead, and their pass rush is getting to the QB, you have to change things up, go with more protection and instead of sending 3 and 4 WR out, just send out 2 and go with a heavy package, run a draw play, take some three step drops and run slant patterns. They did none of that and just kept 7 step dropping and slinging it down the field. I mean it was abysmal, worst QBR rating in the the league this week.