NFL1000: Rookie Review from Week 2

September 22, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"The dialogue on the sideline with players and coaches with him is something a nine- or 10-year vet would do, and it's just showing his maturity and the ability that he has to play quarterback."
That's what Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said (per NFL.com writer Connor Orr) after Carson Wentz completed 21 of 34 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown against the Bears on Monday night. As the stats would indicate, Pederson's game plan for his rookie quarterback was fairly conservative, especially early on—a lot of quick throws to the flats—but Wentz also proved that he can stand in the pocket, take huge hits and make "wow" throws. He also proved that he might want to go out of bounds a little earlier at times, but that's a matter of development.
Still, Wentz's performance put him atop the Rookie Review quarterback list, alongside a lot of offensive linemen. There was Detroit left tackle Taylor Decker, who impressed our crew with improvement in pass protection and ove...

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