Before you answer, let’s take a trip in the wayback machine to January of 2019.
I added these facts to the argument…
• Foles, 30, is 21-11 (.656) during the regular season as a starter for the Eagles with 58 touchdown passes and 23 interceptions (2.52 TD/int ratio).
• Wentz, 26, is 23-17 (.575) as the Eagles’ starting QB with 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions (2.50 TD/int ratio).
• Foles has won a Super Bowl, a Super Bowl MVP, and has tied two passing records (most TD passes in a game – 7 in 2013, most consecutive pass completions – 25 in 2018).
• Wentz has had a torn ACL and a stress fracture in his back, ending two of his three seasons in the league prematurely.
Since then, Foles went on to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, also on a four-year deal, but his contract is “only” worth up to $88 million, around $45 million of it guaranteed.
Now, what do you think of Wentz’s record-breaking deal?
Wentz seems pretty happy with it.
Donovan McNabb and other Eagles players, both current and past, as well as most of the team’s fans like it.
Other people, notsomuch…
What has Carson Wentz done to deserve that contract? Am I missing something?— Joey Cox (@JoeyCox20) June 7, 2019
Lmfao. Carson Wentz has never played in the playoffs. Nick Foles is a Super Bowl MVP— Sohail (@sosnow723) June 7, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Eagles QB Carson Wentz injures his throwing arm signing contract extension....— Nathan Zempel (@natezempel) June 7, 2019
Absolutely ridiculous! Absolutely completely way over paid unnecessary to a QB that hasn’t done a thing! This is not a soon to be Hall Of Fame candidate. Atrocious! The @NFL is getting more talented by the year! many QB’s are due out. This contract will haunt the Eagles.— Greg T (@GregT_KTU) June 7, 2019
*me sprinting towards the nearest brick wall* pic.twitter.com/phuCgvYcUg— David Esser (@phillyinsider99) June 6, 2019
God, I love sports.