Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles

NFC East
Lincoln Financial Field
Head Coach
Doug Pederson
Offensive Coordinator
Mike Groh
Defensive Coordinator
Jim Schwartz
Special Teams Coach
Dave Fipp
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Numerous sources around the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles said they thought quarterback Carson Wentz may have been the root of the team's offensive problems in 2018, not offensive coordinator Mike Groh. Groh is a "good coach" who was "bullied" by Wentz, according to sources. Wentz and backup Nick Foles respect each other, but the sentiment in the locker room is that Foles is "universally loved," while Wentz isn't. Sources described Wentz as "selfish," "uncompromising," "egotistical," one who plays "favorites" and doesn't like to be "questioned", one who needs to "practice what he preaches" and fails "to take accountability." While Wentz is intelligent on the football field, sources say he's the one that created friction within the offense. He listened more to coordinators Frank Reich and John DeFilippo in 2016 and 2017 and had an MVP-like season in 2017 before tearing his ACL. Foles went through progressions as the plays were intended, while Wentz pretty much just zoned in on tight end Zach Ertz most of the time. Wentz also likely returned too soon from his knee injury last season and wasn't 100 percent all year before being shut down with a fracture in his back. While these are real concerns moving forward, Wentz is the team's long-term future under center and is just 26 years old. However, his star is falling in redraft leagues as a QB1 and he has played in just one full NFL season and no playoff games. If he doesn't press and play favorites on the field and most importantly if he stays healthy, he could return to his MVP self in 2017. That's what his fantasy owners will be banking on with Foles likely out of the picture in 2019.

yesterday | RotoBaller

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson reiterated that quarterback Carson Wentz remains the team's QB of the future, not Nick Foles. Wentz's season-ending injuries the last two years and Foles' improbable Super Bowl run in 2017 and his short playoff run this year has many questioning who is the better signal caller for the team. But while Wentz is now injury-prone, he's the better quarterback when healthy and is also heading into only his fourth season in the NFL. Wentz had 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions in 13 games in 2017 before his knee injury. He'll be a risk/reward QB1 pick in 2019 drafts, while the Eagles will likely look to trade Foles this offseason.

7 days ago | RotoBaller