Carson Wentz has started his NFL career about as well as possible. He’s completed 60.6 percent of his passes, he’s thrown for 468 yards and three touchdowns, he’s yet to throw an interception, and, most importantly, he’s 2-0 as a starter.
Many people are praising the No. 2 overall pick for his early success. Bart Scott, however, is not.
“Come on, man. Fool’s gold,” the NFL on CBS analyst said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “He’s played the JV. He could play Towson University and get a harder challenge than playing those two teams.”
That seems a little harsh. Wentz has made some good throws, hasn’t he?
“It’s easy to make good throws when there’s nobody there in your face,” Scott said. “There’s no threat. There’s no imminent threat of danger. He’s going to be under pressure. He’s going to be under stressful situations. Come on, man. We could go right now. We could get the University of Louisville or Houston, and they could beat the Browns.”
Wentz has led the Eagles to a 29-10 home win over Cleveland and a 29-14 road win over Chicago. Things will get decidedly more difficult this weekend against Pittsburgh (2-0).
“He’s played traditional 4-3 teams,” Scott said. “It’s going to be a little bit difficult. There’s going to be a little trickeration this week. There’s going to be a lot of pressure to put up 40 points because Ben’s going to sling that thing. This week, he’s going to have to be aggressive and he’s going to have to take chances. It’s not like this Pittsburgh Steeler defense is a great defense by any stretch of the imagination, especially in the secondary. But they’re going to create traps for him. They’re going to play with his eyes. The safeties are going to move up and back. Mike Mitchell is a veteran safety. He’s lucky because Bud Dupree is injured and Jarvis Jones really hasn’t taken the next step yet, but he’s going to feel the pressure trying to keep up with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Believe that.”