Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre made a splash last week, suggesting that the Eagles should retain Nick Falls instead of Carson Wentz after the 2018 season. On Tuesday, Favre explained his remarks, given his friendship with Eagles coach Doug Pederson – and whereas Pederson made it clear that Wentz was still Pederson̵
“Doug and I have no problem with each other,” Favre told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “This is my opinion. It’s not his. What he said is – I do not disagree with him. If I was on it, I would say the same things. They chose Carson Wentz. I’m not saying this is wrong. I’m not saying it’s right. I’m just saying that based on this year, how Nick plays, not only because he won the Super Bowl as a starting quarterback, but also how he leads this team. And there’s no doubt about me that the boys like Carson Wentz. There is no doubt that he has the potential to be that type of player, which means he can lead a team to the Super Bowl. Will it be Philly? I do not know. At the moment, Doug in the organization is committed to him and it was just my opinion that based on strictly based on how Nick plays and the results, I would stay with him. Carson doesn’t fuck at all. “
So what’s wrong with Wentz?
“Maybe the pressure,” Favre said. “There are certainly reasons we are not aware of, because we are not at their meetings, we are not in their daily operations. I’ve been watching it since I was a quarterback, you know, there are those who, when all goes well, want them in the lineup. They won’t hurt you. But then when the chips fall, you need a game, all or nothing, we fall behind or all our receivers get hurt, we have a group of guys who when that guy can raise those players, you know, take Aaron Rodgers – and of course he is in a different stratosphere – but it doesn’t matter who will play their successor. It makes it so easy. This is what you are looking for.
“And everyone is different, you know?” Drew Bryce is a different dynamic quarterback from Aaron Rodgers. But when he’s there, he makes it easy. And surely Tom Brady, you know, Russell Wilson, they make the average Joe better. They make an average team, or maybe an above average team, better, year after year. And this is what you are looking for, for me this is what you are looking for. Because they had a lot of injuries. No doubt. Carson himself is not immune to this, but they are just fine for many reasons, but can he make us better than OK? Or can someone else make us better than OK? This is the question. “
Wentz can really insist. As we have said many times PFT liveWentz can try with one throw to justify the faith the team has repeatedly shown in him, from trading to take it, to take it over Thales to giving Wentz a basic contract. Wentz may feel pressured to prove the team right, or it may be too much pressure.