- Feb 14, 2005
I think Wentz can be productive, but circumstances (injuries, and a divided locker) hasn't been kind to him. He's proven with the right personnel grouping, he can be a top 5 QB or just outside of that.Well duh just look at his production. But when you give him a contract like the Eagles did, you believe that he will be that person so picking a QB early in the draft leaves people scratching their head.
But as you said, when you give someone a $100 million dollar contract, you expect him to be THE MAN. Drafting a QB in the 2nd round when you have a $100 mil QB who is 27 or 28 screams out that you do not trust the QB. If you don't trust him, why give him the contract?
Furthermore, there were a lot of other players that could have helped out the Eagles. We need to replenish our aging O-Line. We need linebackers, corners, and safeties. There were just too many needs to draft a backup QB this high. This is one of the most damning quotes I heard on sports radio, in an ideal year for the Eagles, Hurts will never play a single relevant down at QB. Think about it. You are drafting a player who you hope will never play a single important down for you when you have so many holes to fill.
I will forever love the Philly Special, but if you're hoping for trick plays to help you win the game, that doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Which would scare you more, the team that got lucky and won a game or two they shouldn't because of a few trick plays, or the one that says I'm going to sucker punch you, and proceeds to do that.Hurts will be playing wr/rb/gadget qb a lot in his first year