Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz is the talk of the NFL. He leads the league in touchdown passes(23), and has the Eagles at 8-1, which is the best record in football.
If Wentz continues to play at this level, he will probably be the MVP of the league in 2017. Furthermore, if he plays at this level for years to come, he will go down as an all-time great.
How does Wentz stack up against the greatest QB in Eagles’ history Donovan McNabb?
Former Eagles WR Terrell Owens, who played with McNabb in Philly, is very high on Wentz, and gave his thoughts on McNabb versus Wentz:
“I haven’t played with Carson, but from what I’ve seen, and from what I’ve heard, he’s the real deal. Again, they’re two different quarterbacks,” Owens told TMZ Sports. “Obviously, McNabb he’s a running quarterback. You think of Wentz, he’s more of a pocket passer. He can make some things happen with his feet if need be. They’re two different quarterbacks.”
When asked to choose between McNabb or Wentz, Owens had this to say:
“I’d probably go with Carson Wentz.”
We all know what happened between Owens and McNabb in Philly, so can we really take Owens’ word on this subject?
At this point, Wentz is not better than McNabb. Now, if Wentz wins a Super Bowl in his second season, he would surpass McNabb in the hearts of Eagles’ fans.
Wentz is going good right now, but he has a long way to go to be considered better than McNabb.
However, let’s have this conversation five to ten years from now!