Carson Wentz was not thrilled when the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts in the NFL Draft a few months ago. His feelings towards the situation was made even worse after he was shown the bench in favor of the rookie QB.
Wentz had gone 6 of 15 for 79 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.
Hurts would come in and complete 5 of 12 passes for 109 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Following the game, Wentz shared his reaction to the benching.
“I didn’t know what the plan was fully,” Wentz said, per PFT. “I was just told he was going in for the next play and the next series. I didn’t really know what was going on there. Obviously, that’s frustrating, as a competitor and the personality I have. I want to be the guy out there. It is what it is. They made the call today. At the end of the day, we lost. That’s the most frustrating thing.”
Also after the game was head coach Doug Pederson refusing to name a starting QB for the next game.
Wentz admitted that he’s not worrying about that right now.
“At the end of the day, it’s outside of my control,” Wentz said. “That’s not for me [to decide]. I know what I’m capable of. I know I can play better. I have never doubted myself or lost my confidence in my abilities. But a lot of these things are out of my control.”
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