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Carson Wentz hasn’t played great the last two weeks. This may be the reason why.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is human after all.
No, the No. 2 overall pick from North Dakota State isn’t perfect. With a 4-2 team and sterling numbers (118 of 185, 1,324 yards, 8 TDs, 3 INT, 92.7 rating) through the first six games of his career, Wentz has received almost nothing but praise in Philadelphia this season.
But after struggling over the last two weeks vs the Redskins and Vikings, Wentz’s flaw may be emerging for opposing teams to see on film: Footwork.
As For The Win pointed out earlier this week, Wentz’s footwork has looked to be an issue over the past two weeks when pressure has been coming from opposing defenses.
Wentz proves Eagles right
In Week 6’s game vs. Washington, the Eagles struggled to replace Lane Johnson at right tackle and the entire pass protection suffered mightily from it. In Week 7’s win over the Vikings, Wentz threw interceptions and missed high on throws despite the offensive line not allowing a sack to the best pass rush in the entire NFL.
Here are a couple throws that illustrate Wentz’s footwork leading to passes with less-than-ideal accuracy.
Ball gets away from Wentz and Sendejo with the interception pic.twitter.com/37xRWAEzzv
— Philly Influencer (@PHL_Influencer) October 23, 2016
While tight end Zach Ertz should have caught the pass in Washington, the issues vs. a big-time Vikings defense led to a turnover.
As the Eagles prepare for a trip to Dallas, cleaning up Wentz’s footwork should be on the game prep list for this Sunday night. Even with the off throws, Wentz is having an incredible rookie season worthy of praise.
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Source:: Pro Football Talk