Carson Wentz will quickly prove spot on Top 100 Players of 2019 is way off

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Plenty of Philadelphia Eagles fans were unhappy to see Carson Wentz come in at No. 96 on the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2019 list.

After months of patiently waiting, training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles will finally be officially getting underway this week, and whether they want to hear it or not, most of the attention is going to be focused on Carson Wentz.

Between recovering from a torn ACL to dealing with back injuries, the last two seasons have been far from smooth for the Eagles quarterback, but with Nick Foles no longer around, Wentz now faces the pressure of proving he is in fact the answer for this squad.

On a positive note, the good news for Wentz and Philadelphia is unlike this time last year, there isn’t as much pressure to return to full strength before Week 1 arrives since the former first-round pick has already received high praise this offseason for looking sharp in workouts.

But of course, just because Wentz has looked sharp at times over the last few months doesn’t necessarily mean the success is guaranteed, as the Eagles of all teams know well that anything could quickly change.

With that being said, the popular topic of discussion surrounding Wentz in the days leading up to the start of camp was how the Philadelphia quarterback was snubbed on this year’s list of Top 100 Players of 2019.

Each year, the folks at NFL Network release the popular list voted by players themselves, and after coming in at No. 3 last year, Wentz surprisingly saw himself come in at No. 96.

Sure, the argument can be made that Wentz has a ton of prove in regards to being able to stay healthy, and that pressure will continue throughout the 2019 season, but seeing him this low on the list is absolutely ridiculous.

Keep in mind that Wentz was arguably the favorite to win MVP during the 2017 season when taking into consideration that he threw for 3,296 yards with 33 touchdown passes in 13 games before the knee injury, showing just how talented of a quarterback he truly is.

Does this mean Philadelphia fans should expect Wentz to return to this effective level from two years ago?

While it shouldn’t be ruled out, that is always easier said than done based off the injuries Wentz has dealt with over the last two seasons.

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But at least with Wentz hopefully feeling a little extra motivation as a result of this list on top of the weapons he has to work with on offense, maybe the Eagles will see their beloved quarterback return to that elite level in 2019.