EAGLES’ KID CARSON WENTZ BREAK’S DONOVAN’S ROOKIE QB MARK!

By Peter Gleason

For Carson Wentz, the hits just keep on comin’!

Eagles quarterback Wentz threw his ninth touchdown pass of the season which surpassed Donovan McNabb for the most rookie passing touchdowns in franchise history.

The rookie from North Dakota State was 32/43 for 202 yards and one touchdown against Dallas. Most importantly, Wentz didn’t turn the ball over once.

In addition to breaking McNabb’s Eagles rookie passing touchdown record, Wentz’s 32 completions also tied the franchise single-game rookie completion record. Though Wentz had a high completion percentage, many of the throws were short throws. He only attempted one pass greater than 15 yards.

Despite only throwing for 202 yards in Dallas, Wentz’s 1,526 passing yards this season are the second most for a rookie in Eagles history. The offense has sputtered recently, but Wentz knows they are close’

“I think sometimes we show flashes,” Wentz said after the game. “I think sometimes we…I mean, we’re not perfect. We’ve just got to execute better. Obviously, you would like to have some of those big plays.”

 

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