1. Carson Wentz is too inconsistent to win
Sometimes, consistent quarterback play can overcome bad coaching. It’s rare, but quarterbacks can keep teams afloat in spite of bad coaching. It was clear before this season that Carson Wentz isn’t that caliber of signal-caller and Thursday night served as an untimely, but fresh reminder that he’s too inconsistent to win at a high level.
It’s worth noting Wentz was battling a strained bicep tendon on his throwing arm and a bruised/mangled finger after a gruesome collision. Could Wentz’s poor accuracy be attributed to those injuries? Perhaps, but we’ve seen the 29-year-old’s accuracy betray him on countless occasions this year before Week 6.
You can also play the offensive line card as an excuse for Wentz, but go rewatch the game and count how many misfires he had. How many times he coiled up in the face of pressure and missed WIDE open receivers. This isn’t a reactionary take from an embarrassing team performance against lesser competition, either.
Wentz has struggled to find consistent form all season. For every 300-yard, two touchdown performance he has against the Titans and Lions, he has a 200-yard, multi-turnover game with less than 5.0 yards per attempt and a sub-60% completion rate in big division games against the Eagles and Cowboys.
Whatever Wentz’s ceiling is at this stage of his career, he isn’t reaching it behind this offensive line. Pressure brings out the worst in Wentz and he’s in contention for the most-sacked quarterback in the league after six games.
Not opposed to the idea of giving Sam Howell some run later in the season once the playoffs are definitely out of the picture.