Sure we are only six games into the NFL season with 10 more games to go. I am well aware of the fact that what I am writing might be considered a huge jinx for the Eagles fan base, however, it is time to start considering Carson Wentz for MVP this season. I know, I am getting ahead of myself with crowning a MVP when we are not even half way through the season but right now Carson would be the most obvious choice for MVP.
First, the Eagles currently own the best record in the NFC and sit atop of the standings with a 5-1 record and obviously Carson is a huge part of that amazing record. He currently has 13 touchdowns on the year with only three interceptions and looked great this past week on prime time against the Panthers. He threw three touchdowns and zero interceptions when leading the Eagles to victory in a hostile environment in Carolina. Great players tend to step up on big stages and it sure looked like Carson is ready to make the leap to super stardom following last week’s performance.
Another huge reason why Carson is the front runner for MVP this year, is that nobody else throughout the entire league has been a MVP candidate. The 2017 season is still young but so far has been played with parity by all the teams. The New England Patriots who were overwhelming preseason favorites to win the Super Bowl have been struggling out the gate so far. Tom Brady isn’t putting up gaudy numbers that we are used to. Matt Ryan started off strong but the Falcons are in the midst of a two game losing streak which could continue as they play in Foxboro Sunday night. J.J. Watt, Odell Beckham Jr., and Aaron Rodgers three of the top players in the game are will miss significant time due to injuries which eliminates them from the MVP discussion as well. The only other 5-1 team is the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are more of a centered team and Alex Smith is not putting up numbers equivalent to Carson’s early season statistics. The Chiefs are lead by a balance running game with a solid defense who shines as a unit and one individual does not receive all the credit.
Nobody could have predicted the Eagles would be leading their conference this time of year and tied for the best record in the NFL. Nobody could have predicated the way that Carson Wentz has matured from year one to year two of starting in the NFL. The offense was upgraded with new weapons and Carson has exceeded all expectations using his new tools. His play has dominated the first part of the season and if it continues Carson will have some new hardware to take home come February.
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