Carson Wentz is clearly feeling the pressure, because it continues to show in his struggles on the field as he tossed for 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in the loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Not only is the fan base not happy with him, as they showed by booing him last game, but two former Eagles quarterbacks are speaking out on his struggles.
Michael Vick didn’t mince words when he stated that Wentz would fail because the bar was set too high by Nick Foles. He also spoke on the anonymous sources that keep questioning Wentz’s character and leadership abilities.
“He will fail in Philadelphia,” Vick told the FOX Sports’ podcast “Speak for Yourself” on Sirius XM. “I just think the bar has been set so high by Nick Foles and regardless of when he came in, he did what he did. They won the Super Bowl.”
“Now there’s a ceiling that’s been set,” Vick continued, “and, along with Carson Wentz’s character which sometimes has been questioned, you know by his teammates and the public, it just makes it difficult for him. So I think he is just fighting an uphill battle continuously week in and week out to win.”
Donovan McNabb, who knows the feeling of being a franchise QB, stated that Eagles fans are expecting a lot from Wentz and the QB seems to be feeling the intense pressure.
“You know it wasn’t a stellar performance which I think at this particular point he’s pressing,” McNabb told “Farzetta & Tra In The Morning” on 97.5 The Fanatic. “and he’s pressing harder than I’ve seen him before. And a lot of it is trying to please the fans and trying to show what he really can do instead of just going and playing football.”
He also echoed what Michael Vick was saying about playing under the shadow of Nick Foles.
“One thing everybody has to understand is that it’s not easy to be labeled as the franchise quarterback,” McNabb told 97.5 FM. “Everybody wants that tag but there’s a lot of pressure that goes with it and he is feeling the pressure.
“Think about it. We’re at the same point we were pretty much last year until Nick Foles took over. Now can Carson do the same thing Nick Foles did last year? That’s a big question.”
The Eagles still control their own destiny despite playing miserably on their way to a 5-6 record.