By Peter Gleason
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has three big challenges tonight against the Niners:
Play well enough to help the Birds to their first win;
Quiet the critics, like us, who think he is way overrated as an elite QB;
Save his reputation and his job, otherwise he should be replaced by rook Jalen Hurts before the season is flushed completely.
Coach Doug Pederson said that the Eagles need to “unclutter” the quarterback’s mind after a third straight game with multiple interceptions to open the 2020 season.
The Eagles, after losing Dallas Goedert and DeSean Jackson in the first half against Cincinnati, did find a spark with Wentz’s legs, as he churned out a career-high 65 yards on the ground, including the game-tying 7-yard touchdown run that sent the game to overtime.