Why Carson Wentz Isn't a One-Hit Wonder After His Week 1 Performance

By Derek Ferreira
Sep. 13, 2016

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In a Week 1 matchup between of the most mediocre teams in football, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Cleveland Browns at home with a 29-10 score. While Cleveland looked bad on Sunday, the biggest highlight of the game was Carson Wentz. Philadelphia traded up with Cleveland to take the quarterback out of North Dakota State in the 2016 NFL Draft. Wentz has the potential to be a franchise quarterback, but an injury plagued season at North Dakota State had questions if he was worth the hype.

Wentz got the starting nod in Week 1 after the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings. With great promise, Wentz had a big game throwing for 278 yards with two touchdowns. Philadelphia might have something special with Wentz, which is why I believe he is not a one-hit wonder.

Wentz did a great job of throwing the football down the field against the Browns. Wentz showed promise as a rookie quarterback. Quarterbacks that want to throw down the field has a better chance of having a great career in the NFL. Wentz is getting those first downs, as he averaged 12.6 yards per completion. Wentz is looking down the field for his wide receivers to get open. It's great to see him not looking at the offensive line to make sure the pocket is clean. He has trust in his teammates or he's making sure that the pocket is not collapsing.