College: North Dakota State | 5 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 237 lbs
Birth Date: 12/30/1992
2020 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 330.25
Avg Pts: 20.64
Rank: 10 QB
|Week 1||0.15||Carson Wentz 3 passing yds (0.15 pts)|
The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed offensive lineman Jason Peters to bolster their already formidable line. The nine-time Pro Bowler has been the team's left tackle since 2009, but will reportedly play guard under his new one-year contract. The Eagles seemed comfortable letting Peters walk as they have 2019 first-round pick, Andre Dillard, to protect Carson Wentz's blindside. However, right guard Brandon Brooks (Achilles) suffered a season-ending injury so Philadelphia turned to an old friend to fill the void on the right side. Peters will now play between fellow Pro-Bowlers Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce giving the Eagles arguably the best offensive line in the league which is good news for Wentz and second-year running back Miles Sanders.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz's 32 wins are the 15th-most by a quarterback in his first four seasons, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Reuben Frank.
Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson said he does not expect the Eagles offensive line to "miss a beat" in the 2020 season. The Eagles were expecting to bring back four of their five starting linemen from last season, but right guard Brandon Brooks suffered a torn Achilles a few weeks ago and will miss the full season. Johnson said, "Obviously you can't replace a Brandon Brooks, who's the best guard in the league, so losing him was definitely a big blow for us but ultimately we still need him in the room as far as directing the young guys, pushing these guys forward." The Eagles offensive line has keeping Carson Wentz healthy as their most critical job in 2020. To keep their Super Bowl aspirations alive, the Eagles will need to keep Carson Wentz on his feet. Pro Football Focus ranked the Eagles offensive line as the best in the league in 2019, and they should be somewhere among the top ranks again despite the loss of Brooks.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a good shot once again to win the NFC East in 2020 behind a talented defensive line that features Fletcher Cox as the marquee name, but Javon Hargrave, Brandon Coleman and Derek Barnett are also blue-collar guys that have the ability to take over games in a committee approach. Offensively, Philly must figure out a way to move forward with the loss of left tackle Jason Peters. However, they still have three four-star blockers on the line in Lane Johnson, Brandon Brooks and Jason Kelce. If second-year tackle Andre Dillard can settle in as a first-time starter on Carson Wentz's blind side, the Eagles offensive front will dominate opponents with their size, strength and athleticism. The Eagles Defense should be considered a low-end starting fantasy unit with some questions in the secondary.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz recently took part in a workout in Houston in which he threw passes to first-round pick Jalen Reagor, second-year WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside and veteran WR Marquise Goodwin, who was acquired via trade from the San Francisco 49ers during the draft.
Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce kept opposing defenders at least five feet from the quarterback on 24.1 percent of passing downs in 2018. In 2019, his mark was 23.9 percent, with both marks being the best at his position the last two years. Kelce, who was considering retirement this offseason, has set the standard in the league for providing clean pockets and preventing pressure for his quarterback. An elite center like Kelce is what all QBs dream of, giving Carson Wentz a leg up as Philadelphia looks to repeat as NFC East champions in 2020.
Philadelphia Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks allowed only one sack on 605 pass-blocking snaps in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus. An already strong Eagles offensive line, he graded out as their highest-graded guard last season among those with a minimum of 300 snaps. Brooks has been a Pro Bowler each of the last three seasons and three of his four years in Philly. Next to Jason Kelce at center, the Eagles offensive line is one of the best in the NFL, helping protect quarterback Carson Wentz and opening up plenty of lanes for running back Miles Sanders and company in the running game.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz lost out on 391 air yards due to dropped passes in 2019 -- second most in the league -- according to Pro Football Focus data.
Fantasy Spin: Wentz still threw for a career-high 4,039 yards and finished as fantasy's No. 10 QB. Look for more help from an improved WR corps to keep him among the QB1 ranks in 2020.
The Philadelphia Eagles will look to rejuvenate their offense by incorporating some principles from Rich Scangarello, who was hired as a senior offensive assistant. Scangarello was formerly the quarterbacks coach for Kyle Shanahan with San Francisco, so he will look to "Shanahan-ize" an offense that has taken steps back since finishing as the third-ranked scoring offense in 2017. Head coach Doug Peterson said he wants the offense to not only run faster, but he wants to find ways to maximize the speed they have on the field. Scangarello will spend a lot of time in the QB room which would be good news for Carson Wentz, as well as rookie Jalen Hurts whom the Eagles drafted in the second round.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz would be in favor of his team signing free-agent LB Jadeveon Clowney and doesn't call Clowney's hit on him in last season's playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks a cheap shot. 'Listen, at the end of the day, I'll trust Howie with that,' Wentz said Thursday, May 7. 'That play happened, it is what it is. That's football. It was an unfortunate way to end (the) season for me personally, but I have respect for Jadeveon, he's a heck of a player.'
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz said he suffered a concussion during the Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. He said he dealt with the symptoms after the game.
Fantasy Spin: Wentz has suffered several serious injuries during his career but should be 100 percent for the start of the 2020 season. He will have some new receivers to work with in the passing game and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz said he is excited about the addition of QB Jalen Hurts to the roster. He said Hurts will add a healthy competitive environment for the Eagles.
Fantasy Spin: Wentz will be the No. 1 quarterback for the Eagles in 2020, but Hurts may see a handful of snaps each game. Wentz is a risky option because of his injury history but can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz confirmed he had a concussion last season which knocked him out of the Eagles' playoff loss to Seattle. Wentz said he was dealing with symptoms and will do what he can to protect his head the best he can moving forward. This would help explain the Eagles drafting Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round, despite Wentz being under contract through 2024. Hurts should provide solid insurance should something happen to Wentz, but Wentz is still the starter and could be drafted as a low-end QB1 in fantasy.
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman gave quarterback Carson Wentz quite a vote of confidence on Thursday, stating "We are married to Carson Wentz. Coach Pederson & I, (team owner) Mr. Lurie & I we are all married to Carson. Weve shown it with our actions." That all came into question a bit last week when the Eagles drafted former Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round of the NFL Draft. Rumors have been swirling about the Eagles potentially using Hurts in a hybrid role perhaps somewhat like the Saints use Taysom Hill, but in reality it seems more like the team knew they needed a strong backup for Wentz due to his injury history, and Nate Sudfeld and Kyle Lauletta just wouldn't cut it for a team with Super Bowl aspirations. Time will tell if Hurts will actually see the field if Wentz remains healthy, but for now it seems like Carson Wentz remains the starting quarterback for the Eagles without any immediate competition.
The Philadelphia Eagles plan to feature more of a down-field passing game in the 2020 season, according to general manager Howie Roseman. "We want to throw the ball down the field," Roseman said, "We dont want to be station-to-station football." The Eagles were very methodical on offense late last season, but that was mostly due to almost every single offensive player being hurt. They went ahead and added three speedy wide receivers in this year's draft, highlighted by first-rounder Jalen Reagor. DeSean Jackson is also expected to be back and be healthy this season. The Eagles offense could look completely different by Week 1, and Carson Wentz should make for a strong fantasy quarterback as long as he can stay healthy.
With the 168th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles addressed their wide receiver needs again, taking Boise States John Hightower. Last year, Philly had near historical levels of injuries and ineffectiveness from their receivers, so grabbing a late-round guy here makes sense. Hightower is incredibly fast and while he has to work on all the other areas of his game, the Eagles can always use help at the receiver position. Hightower might be able to find a role later in the season as a deep threat for quarterback Carson Wentz, though fantasy owners shouldnt be thinking about him on draft night.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz is healthy, and the team still has full confidence in him despite the selection of QB Jalen Hurts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, according to general manager Howie Roseman.
Fantasy Spin: Between injuries and a lack of weapons around him, Wentz enters 2020 as more of a matchup-based QB1 than a must-start option.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz needs to have more weapons added through the 2020 NFL Draft, according to an AFC personnel executive. 'I've got to think they will make it happen with a trade or straight up,' the executive said.
Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce announced on Thursday that he will continue to play football. The Eagles expected him back, but now it's official. It's great news for quarterback Carson Wentz. Kelce, 32, has played a full season in each of the last five years and seven of his nine seasons in the NFL. The durable and effective center was a sixth-round selection of the Eagles back in 2011 and will continue to snap the ball to Wentz in 2020 and possibly beyond. He's made the Pro Bowl three times in his career and has been named a first-team All-Pro each of the last three seasons. It doesn't get much better than Kelce at center.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz was hurried 67 times in 2019 - tied with Derek Carr for the second-highest total in the league.