Carson Wentz is entering training camp as the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback. Along with developing into a better passer, the second-year QB is working on his leadership skills. It’s a process he wants to let happen naturally.
“As the quarterback of this team, you’ve got to kind of accept that role and run with it,” Wentz said, per Jeff McLane of Philly.com. “I’m going to let it all happen organically and just still be myself, and it will all take care of itself.”
The North Dakota State product is embracing his added role with the Eagles.
Wentz was named Philly’s starter eight days before last season. This year, with a full season under his belt combine with OTAs and minicamp, Wentz is better equipped for his second year.
After finishing last in the NFC East in 2016, Wentz and the Eagles are anticipating a much improved 2017. The 6-foot-5 QB believes Philadelphia has the talent to win the division this year.
In order for the Eagles to improve from 7-9 and climb out of the NFC East cellar, Wentz must improve his 79.3 passer rating and simultaneously the team’s 22nd-ranked offense should ascend, as well.