Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Takes Shot At Carson Wentz

Former Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz with Jalen Hurts

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It has been 5 years since Carson Wentz played quarterback for a Super Bowl contender.

Unfortunately for Wentz, that hasn’t stopped him from being the subject of criticism this week.

Wentz’s former team, the Philadelphia Eagles has gone on to become a contender without him and his replacement has turned into a star.

When the Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts, it was a move that didn’t sit particularly well with Wentz.

Earlier this week, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman discussed how competitive this league is and took the opportunity to take a shot at Wentz for his reaction to the Jalen Hurts pick.

The league is a competitive league. If you’re worried — if you have players that are worried about competition. Look. You have to be really good to start in this league. If you’re worried [that] we’re bringing in depth and talent, you’re probably not the right guy at that position.

I don’t think there’s a starting quarterback in the NFL who would be particularly happy about their team spending early draft capital on another QB. Ben Roethlisberger didn’t like it when the Steelers drafted Mason Rudolph. He threw for 5100 yards the next year.

Aaron Rodgers wasn’t happy about the Packers drafting Jordan Love in round 1. He has won 2 MVPs since that pick.

Wentz’s issue wasn’t that he was unhappy about the Hurts pick. Instead the issue was that it was part of a perfect storm that seemingly shattered his confidence.

The season after Hurts was drafted, Wentz was sacked more than any other quarterback in the league despite playing just 12 games. He struggled as a result and hasn’t been the same quarterback since he was benched for Hurts.

Still, it’s hard to argue with the decision for the Philadelphia Eagles as Hurts has them in the Super Bowl in just his 3rd year while Wentz is likely for a new team once again this offseason.