We’re learning more about the dysfunction that went down in Philadelphia between quarterback Carson Wentz and former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and it’s not a good look for either of them.
During an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that Wentz and Pederson reportedly were not on speaking teams for weeks during the end of the season.
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“There are a lot of things that went wrong,” Schefter said. “We have the team drafting Jalen Hurts. We have Carson feeling jilted by that. We have the team trying to reassure him. We have Carson not getting past that. We have Carson struggling. We have Carson and Doug not talking for weeks on end during the season, where the head coach and quarterback are not talking for eight, nine, 10 weeks.”
It had been previously reported that Wentz disliked Pederson so much that he would randomly kill his coaches’ playcalls on the field during games out of spite.
There was a disconnect even before Wentz was benched, though. Pederson would call a play only for his quarterback to occasionally kill it for no other reason than his personal distaste, sources said. It became “a pissing match” between the two, another source said. […] Pederson’s play-calling was also dubious. He would go long stretches without rolling Wentz out of the pocket to take advantage of his ability to throw on the move. Wentz, in turn, made “bizarre kills that made no sense and effectively was going rogue,” one source said.
Both men are no longer with the organization now that Pederson has since parted ways with the team and Wentz is currently on his way to Indianapolis via a trade.