Philadelphia Eagles most thankful for Carson Wentz this holiday season

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The Philadelphia Eagles have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, especially when it comes to Carson Wentz playing at a MVP level.

Back in the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles realized the only way to get the best out of Carson Wentz during his second year with the team was to build a better offense around him, and they certainly came through. Thanks to key additions made in the offseason ranging from the signing of Alshon Jeffery to even convincing LeGarrette Blount to come on board to help boost the backfield, Wentz has taken full advantage from this improved offense the Eagles provided him with, and is one of the main reasons why this team is sitting on top of the NFL at the moment with a 9-1 record.

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Never in a million could Philadelphia and their fans could have imagined Wentz would have the team in this position as serious Super Bowl contenders, and even though it’s best to take the one game at a time approach, the excitement is hard to contain. Seeing Wentz sitting with 25 touchdown passes to go along with just five interceptions through 10 games shows how amazing this season has been for the Eagles quarterback, and he was certainly worth trading up for last year in the NFL Draft so the organization could select him at No. 2, courtesy of the Cleveland Browns.

At the beginning of the season, Philadelphia was considered a potential sleeper to keep an eye on when it comes to competing for a playoff spot in the NFC, but thanks to all of the success by Wentz and company, the expectations are a lot higher now. With the NFC East all but locked up, the Eagles will spend these final six games focusing on earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture so the postseason in the conference can run through Philadelphia.

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Only time will tell when it comes to whether or not that happens, but either way, the Eagles and their fans have plenty to be thankful for this year when it comes to having Wentz at quarterback. Clearly, Wentz is a rare, special kind of quarterback, and the crazy thing to consider is this is just the beginning of what should be a promising career for the youngster in Philadelphia.