The widespread opinion around the NFL is that the Philadelphia Eagles made the right decision when it comes to trading Carson Wentz. The popular belief is that Jalen Hurts is an upgrade in midfield. Or at least he has potential.
Not everyone shares that view. Inside the Birds ‘Adam Caplan – a Philly native with 20 years of experience covering the NFL – jumped in 106.7 Fans in Washington to debate the two midfielders. He thinks Wentz is better and “it’s not even close.” Really? Exciting. Especially coming from such a widely respected voice.
“It’s not even close. Wentz is a lot more talented than Hurts,” Caplan told The Sports Junkies. “I mean, the guy can play. What you’re going to see, guys, that Commanders fans are going to see this season, there’s going to be some games where you’re going to be, ‘Why would Philly trade him?’
Caplan then added a new statement to the argument: “The Eagles don’t want to get rid of Wentz.” Remember, Wentz was benched for the Hurts in 2020 and never won the job again. Instead, he asked for a trade out of town after a fall in love with Doug Pederson.
Wentz is now a starter for the Washington Command Squad – his third in 13 months – after the Indianapolis Colonels Squad unloaded him. According to CaplanWentz has to prove he can be a leader and take charge.
“All the great midfielders point the finger at them and that’s what Carson Wentz has to do or he’ll play for his fourth team in four years,” Caplan said. “Remember, Washington has a decision on its contract in mid-March.”
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Wentz Downplays ‘Last Chance’ Talk
Hall of Famer Troy Aikman didn’t hold back when he discussed Wentz’s fresh start in Washington. This could be his last chance to stick around somewhere as a starting midfielder.
“This is probably his last chance, just to be frank about it, to prove that he can be a franchise quarterback in the NFL,” Aikman said on an ESPN conference call. on May 16. “I hope that he can take advantage of that. “
Those comments was transferred back to Wentz – the Commander’s quarterback claimed he didn’t hear Aikman’s initial thoughts – and he downplayed what was said.
“I don’t know that has been said quite frankly,” Wentz said, via NFL Media. “That’s I’m fine with it. You know, everyone has their own opinion. I’m just excited to play this game, take this chance. “
Shannon Sharpe likes Wentz Over Hurts
Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe jumped on the Wentz Wagon back in March when he put the Eagles movie off to the start of a once-in-a-lifetime Hurts franchise. His comment was really a dig into both quarterbacks as Sharpe predicted no player would be good enough to win the Super Bowl.
“Wentz led Philly to two championships, 2017 and 2019. In 2017, he led 11-2 before suffering injuries, 33 touches and seven interceptions,” Sharpe told FOX Sports. “I still believe that Carson Wentz is better than Jalen Hurts. I believe you will only go so far with either. “
(Editor’s note: Wentz deserves credit for leading the Eagles to the Lombardi Cup in 2017. He set the path and Nick Foles guided the ship home).
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