The Philadelphia Eagles have their quarterback of the future after drafting North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz with the second overall pick.
Wentz, who has already been compared to Tom Brady, won four FCS championships with the Bison and completed 64 percent of his passes for 5,115 yards and 45 touchdowns, though he did miss time with a broken wrist last season.
The question now is just what Wentz’s role will be in Philadelphia his rookie season. GM Howie Roseman has made it clear that Sam Bradford, who signed a two-year, $36 million deal in free agency, is the starter and that Wentz will sit out a year, but Bradford requested a trade last week after the Eagles acquired the No. 2 pick from the Cleveland Browns. This complicates the plan of coach Doug Pederson, who endorses the philosophy of sitting rookie quarterbacks for a year or two instead of pushing them right into the starter’s role.
But even if Wentz winds up being the starter in 2016, he is a fantastic quarterback and has the makes of a fine leader. It may take time to blossom, but Philadelphia should be excited about the great deal of talent that Carson Wentz brings to the table.
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