Wentz reportedly looking strong in Eagles OTAs

The 2016 rookie quarterback looked good early in the season last year, but struggled for a big chunk.

| 4 weeks ago
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Wentz reportedly looking strong in Eagles OTAs

  • The Philadelphia Daily News reported Eagles QB Carson Wentz looks stronger and is showing better mechanics during OTAs.
  • Wentz earned a 74.8 adjusted completion percentage (13th among quarterbacks) as a rookie, starting strongly with seven TDs to just one pick in his first five games.
  • From Week 7 onward, the signal-caller had a 9:13 TD-interception ratio, only averaging 5.8 yards per attempt and earning a 72.0 passer rating.
  • Despite these differences, Wentz’s adjusted completion percentage did not decline nearly as much (76.9 percent in first five games, 74.0 in final 11 contests).
  • The Eagles’ lack of receiving weapons could have played a hand in their quarterback’s late-season struggles. Wentz was most efficient when targeting Jordan Matthews, earning a 97.8 passer rating when throwing in his direction. That ranked only 38th among wide receivers last season.
  • Philadelphia’s coaching staff believe Wentz’s improved mechanics and new weapons (Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith) will lead to a big sophomore leap.

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  • Phong Ta

    The Eagles offense and Wentz struggled because they had no good outside receivers. Now that they have both Jeffery and Smith in the fold, alongside a year of experience for Wentz, I expect them to take a leap this year both statistically and on film.

  • McGeorge

    It will also help Wentz if the receivers don’t drop so many passes.