Carson Wentz entered Sunday night’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers already on thin ice with his fanbase.
The 27-year-old didn’t do himself any favors early on in the affair.
On the Eagles’ second drive of the game, with 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter, Wentz watched helplessly as one of his passes got tipped and subsequently picked. It marked the seventh time in four outings that he was intercepted.
— NFL (@NFL) October 5, 2020
Needless to say, fans weren’t happy.
The message from the fanbase to their starting quarterback instantly became clear: it’s time for you to take a seat on the bench.
Until the @Eagles sit Wentz and play Jalen, I’m not watching.
— Keisha Dionne 🙅🏽♀️😝 (@OGkeish_101) October 5, 2020
Time for the Eagles to play Jalen Hurts. Wentz is a buster and an overrated scrub. He’s overconfident, inaccurate his teammates hate his guts and makes bad decisions. Did I mention he misses open receivers too! Bench him and let the rookie get some seasoning.
— Daily shredder (@Jerryotsm702) October 5, 2020
Seriously though what happened to Wentz? What is this throw?? pic.twitter.com/m8JOuOUOBL
— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) October 5, 2020
Carson Wentz has Storm Trooper Accuracy.
— Ben Natan (@TheBenNatan) October 5, 2020
Best QBs on the Eagles roster:
2) Greg Ward Jr.
— Miguel (@endlessmiguel) October 5, 2020
PUT JALEN HURTS IN THE GAME, WENTZ IS NOT GOOD
— Angel (@angelthesg) October 5, 2020
Jalen Hurts watching Wentz throw another interception pic.twitter.com/dOPDydhsdU
— Will🦅 (@simmons_szn) October 5, 2020
Eagles probably should be leading, but Wentz keeps throwing at receiver’s feet so they can’t get YAC
— Mr. Vickman (@MrVickman) October 5, 2020
Carson Wentz’s decline reminds me of Marcus Mariota’s… just sad to watch.
— Kyle (@KF703) October 5, 2020
2017 Wentz is beating this team by 30. The hell happened man.
— Adam (@adamseif54) October 5, 2020
“Wentz doesn’t have time to throw”. Have you been watching Mullens? QBs don’t get much time in the NFL. #Eagles
— Jazz (@jay5five) October 5, 2020
Coming into this game, Wentz was on a historically bad run. His 63.7 passer rating was the worst in the league, his six total picks – at the time – led all quarterbacks, and his 5.6 yards per passing attempt put him at the bottom of the NFL.
So far, with 10 minutes to go in the game against the Niners, he has recorded 140 yards on 15 of 24 passing, 0 touchdowns and 1 pick. His passer rating thus far is 61.1.
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 4, 2020
Obviously that is not quite what the Eagles were hoping for when they signed him to a contract that will pay him $132 million over the next four seasons – with $108 million guaranteed.
It goes without saying that Philly may still come back and win this game against a hobbled San Francisco group. Wentz might even be decent in the final quarter. But the pattern up to this point in the season as it pertains to Wentz has been troubling, and it really wouldn’t be shocking at all to see him benched sooner rather than later.