By Michael Grimm
Carson Wentz hasn’t had much support.
The offensive line has been riddled with injuries. The wide receiver corps hasn’t had Alshon Jeffery and now is missing first-round rookie Jalen Reagor. DeSean Jackson (hamstring) had to leave the Bengals game and so did talented No. 2 tight end Dallas Goedert (ankle).
Much like the end of the 2019 season, Wentz is down to top tight end Zach Ertz and reserve wideout Greg Ward Jr. as his most reliable targets. But as things are crumbling around him, Wentz is exacerbating the problems with his poor play, not helping the Eagles overcome the issues.
Wentz is missing a lot of easy throws and is forcing the ball into bad spots. Going into the game, Wentz actually was worse in losses to Washington and the Rams — a combined a 58.5 completion percentage, 6.0 yards per attempt and a league-leading four interceptions adding up to a microscopic 64.4 rating.
Here’s what Brian Baldinger thinks is a quick and easy fix:
.@eagles have to straighten out the QB. There are plays to be made. And it’s not a pass protection issue. DougP comes out of the West Coast System. Short passes; long runs…only if the QB is accurate #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/vW143yZyrd
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) September 28, 2020