Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James loves to watch the NFL, and he recently revealed who his favorite players are. While there are some obvious picks on the list, his top guy may surprise you.
“I’ve got three guys that I love watching play,” James said, per Jessica Camerato of NBC. “Tom Brady, Antonio Brown mixed with Le’Veon Bell — they’re on the same team so I get an opportunity to watch the same guys at the same time — and my favorite player right now is Carson Wentz.”
It’s sort of a weird comment all the way around. Why not just say it’s four guys and list Brown and Bell as separate people, rather than mixing them into one person that you watch at the same time? It almost feels like he was going to pick one and then realized he might offend the other, so he just went with both even though the math no longer made any sense.
In any case, he is not alone in his respect for Wentz. The second-year quarterback has flourished, albeit in a weak NFC East, and the Eagles have the best record in the NFL at 10-1. Wentz has thrown for 2,657 yards, 28 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions so far during the 2017 season. If he keeps that up, there’s a very good chance he could be the league MVP.
There’s one important point to note, though. As much as Wentz has been exciting and rather unexpected, Brady has been better. He’s thrown for 3,374 yards, 26 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions. Wentz has a passer rating of 104.0, while Brady has a 111.7.