The 2019 NFL Season will undoubtedly go down as the most crucial year of Carson Wentz’s career. Not only is it a crucial contract year, but he has to prove he can actually get through a season without being injured and win some playoff games, something his former back-up in Nick Foles proved for the last two years.
In 2017, his MVP campaign was derailed due to a torn ACL, then the following season was lost with three games left in the season due to a stress fracture in his back. Although Wentz put up solid numbers, he still wasn’t there behind center when the team needed him most.
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb weighed in on the situation and he truly believes that the team might have to move on from him pretty soon:
“I think in the next . . . two years or so he has to find a way to get . . . out of the second round of the playoffs,” Donovan McNabb told Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio. McNabb said that, if Wentz doesn’t do that, the Eagles should consider their options at the position, pointing out that the success of Nick Foles “proves . . . that some people can get into that offense and be very successful.”
“If [Wentz] can’t get out of the second round they should look to possibly draft another quarterback because you just don’t know about his durability,” McNabb said. “Staying healthy is very key in this league.”
Wentz no longer has Foles behind him as he has moved on to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Wentz has the ability to do everything Foles did, but unlike his former teammate, he can’t stay healthy long enough to prove it late in the season or in the postseason.