Say what you want about Carson Wentz, but there’s no shot either Kyler Murray or Josh Allen should be ahead of him on the NFL Network’s Top 100 list.
Only five Eagles made it in total: Brandon Brooks (98), Jason Kelce (94), Darius Slay (92), Zach Ertz (85) and Fletcher Cox (73). Along with Wentz, Lane Johnson also got snubbed after being ranked No. 95 last year.
At the end of the day, no one should put much stock into this list. It’s a popularity contest where players typically just write in their teammates or friends from around the league.
Does anyone in their right mind truly believe either Murray or Allen are better quarterbacks than Wentz? Wentz became the first Eagles quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yards last season, while also becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards without a single wideout going over 500 yards receiving. On top of that, Wentz is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw over 20 touchdowns and less than seven interceptions in three straight seasons.
His injury concerns are reasonable, but it shouldn’t hold him back from being on a list he clearly belongs on. Josh Allen hasn’t even been able to complete 60% of his passes in a single season yet, and while Murray is an exciting prospect, we’ll need to see some progression over the next few seasons before we start calling him one of the best in the league.
I’ve never been a huge fan of the list, but I guess it’s something to kill time until camp starts.