Philadelphia Eagles: Stop questioning Carson Wentz’s leadership

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Despite near consistent support from his Philadelphia Eagles’ teammates, external sources keep calling Carson Wentz’s leadership into question.

Is Carson Wentz a good leader? I have no idea.

Is Carson Wentz a better leader than his former Philadelphia Eagles‘ teammate Nick Foles? Maybe, maybe not; what does that have to do with winning football games?

And yet, despite Foles now being a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars – where he’s ironically playing the role of IR starter watching his backup (almost Eagles great Gardner Minshew) tear it up from the sidelines – fans, pundits, and media members the world over consistently bring up the perceived leadership discrepancy every time the Eagles look bad.

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Boy, that now-infamous Philadelphia Inquirer article is the gift that keeps on leaving flaming bags of poo on Wentz’s doorstep.

But, may I ask, what does Wentz’s leadership (or lack thereof) have to do with his wide receivers dropping passes? Are Nelson Agholor, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins, and Dallas Goedert deliberately dropping passes, fumbling the ball, and committing pass interference to make a point? That seems pretty ludicrous for a quartet of youngsters looking to cash in on second contracts over the next few springs.

And what about the rushing game? Are the Eagles averaging less than 100 rushing yards a game because of Wentz’s inability to fire up the players around him? I know there’s a video showing the Eagles’ lineman standing around while Wentz drops back into coverage, but wouldn’t the lineman collectively be more interested in maintaining a strong running game to avoid their own criticism?

I mean Isaac Seumalo has been run through the wringer for his admittedly horrible play so far this season. Would he really risk his starting spot and eventual job security to stick it to ole’ Carson?

I doubt it.

One could make the argument that the Eagles would be 3-0 if Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Malik Jackson played in Week 2 and Week 3 – did they purposely get injured to force Josh McCown into action in place of Wentz? That’s just crazy.

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Sorry to break it to you Max Kellerman, but the Philadelphia Eagles are 1-2 because of a potent cocktail of bad decisions, mental errors, and injuries – none of which are remotely related to Carson Wentz’s leadership or lack thereof.