NFL.com predicts Carson Wentz will be the Eagles’ team MVP for 2019
With the upcoming season almost two months away from starting, there’s been a ton of discussion about potential MVP candidates around the league. Well every NFL team has their own most valuable player, and recently, NFL.com went around the league, to predict a winner for each of the 32 franchises.
For the Eagles, the choice was easy and with every other expert picking Carson Wentz to win the league MVP, it only makes sense that he’d be the Birds team choice.
Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz, QB
The past 18 months had to have been difficult for Wentz. Entering December 2017, he was the favorite for league MVP before a terrible knee injury ended his season in an instant. A couple months later, his backup was lifting the Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl MVP. Nick Foles started the following season, as well, and when Wentz returned, he never quite found his rhythm before another injury — this time to his back — claimed another December and playoff run. Foles is in Jacksonville now, and Wentz said he feels “great” and is “ready to roll.” With all the talent (and motivation) in the world, Wentz could be set up for a monster comeback year, following the 2018 Andrew Luck mold.
Wentz mania is in full effect around the league after the Eagles quarterback signed a four-year, $128 million contract extension to keep him in Philadelphia through the 2024 season, and earned himself the most guaranteed money in NFL history.