Since getting drafted Carson Wentz has been the golden child of Philadelphia.
Part of getting the golden child treatment is avoiding any harsh criticism. Earning that from a fan base that booed the best quarterback in franchise history on draft day means you must be pretty valuable.
One rare criticism Wentz has got in three years (especially this season) was his performance late in games.
Talk heated up after Wentz and the Eagles offense fell short regaining the lead against the Panthers in the week seven match-up.
Since then Wentz has posted unreal numbers in the 4th quarter of one-score games against Jacksonville, Dallas, and New York.
Two of the three performances resulted in victories.
Against Jacksonville Wentz arguably had his best performance of the season. In the 4th quarter, Wentz went 5/5 for 60 yards and a touchdown.
The Jaguars offense started gashing the Eagles defense but Wentz didn’t let up.
In the SNF battle with the Cowboys, Wentz couldn’t complete the comeback but he tied the game up two different times late.
His 4th quarter stats were the best of the season going 14/15 158 yards and a touchdown.
Two weeks later in a must-win game against the Giants, Wentz and the Eagles were trailing in the 4th quarter and this time the comeback was completed.
Headed into the final quarter the Eagles trailed 19-3. Philadelphia’s offense put up 22 points in the fourth and won 25-22.
The run game was the key factor in the win but Wentz was on his game when he needed to keep drives alive going 4/4 for 60 yards. That included a 4th and 1 conversion from Wentz to Agholor with the season on the line. That helped lead to a game-winning field goal by Jake Elliott.
Overall, in a six-point win against the Jaguars, a seven-point loss against Dallas, and a three-point win against the Giants, Wentz has stepped up since he was under fire for pressing against Carolina.
Total stat line: 23/24 284 YDS 1 TD
Draft impact on fantasy football
On today’s Locked on Eagles podcast:
NFL.com Fantasy Football Managing Editor Graham Barfield joins the show to discuss what draft prospects fantasy owners should invest in or avoid in their drafts!
What are the ideal landing spots for the top offensive weapons from a fantasy perspective?
Is Josh Jacobs a legitimate RB1 compared to past rookie RBs?
All that and more!
The All-My Guy Team
On today’s Locked on Eagles:
Scouts, media, and fans alike all have draft prospects they pound the table for
Today we build a starting offense and defense of “my guys” from the past five draft classes
Find out who Louie and Gino have clamored for since 2014!
2019 Schedule Takeaways
On today’s Locked on Eagles:
Reacting to the release of the Eagles 2019 regular season schedule
How easy or difficult does it look in April?
Best QB battles with Wentz
Best road trips for fans to attend
And of course the always riveting W-L predictions!