Carson Wentz is already turning doubters into believers in Philly

Carson Wentz had a good debut.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Carson Wentz is already leading the Rookie of the Year race after leading the Eagles to a 19-point win over the Cleveland Browns in his NFL debut Sunday.

The 23-year-old from Bismarck, North Dakota completed 22-of-37 passes for 278 and 2 perfect touchdown passes. Believe it or not, the video below of Carson "Can't Miss" Wentz shows both of his touchdowns.

https://streamable.com/oe3m

Wentz graded out as the Eagles' best offensive player, according to Pro Football Focus.

"The two scores were marvelous throws, arced with touch into small windows. It is only one game of course, but Wentz showed everything that could be asked of a rookie quarterback. He was composed, he limited mistakes and he made amazing plays in key moments."

Wentz was so good that he's already turning non-believers into believers. NewJersey.com raved about him after the game, saying Wentz could be the franchise-changing quarterback that everyone hoped for – only doing it a lot faster than anyone expected.

https://twitter.com/cj_wentz/status/775120123241697280

Meanwhile, Fargo was filled with NDSU football fans on Saturday and Eagles fans on Sunday. WDAZ notes that Herd & Horns sports bar in Fargo was packed with Wentz jerseys as they served up Philly sandwiches to celebrate their favorite North Dakotan.

Wentz will get his first taste of prime time in Week 2 as the Eagles play the Bears at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football.

https://twitter.com/RealSkipBayless/status/775048772241850368

https://twitter.com/NDSUathletics/status/775159870160896000

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

Related

Carson Wentz helps the Vikings by beating the Bears

Carson Wentz has the Eagles flying high and the Vikings are one of the beneficiaries.

President Obama isn't ready to join the Carson 'Wentz wagon'

Congratulations, Carson Wentz. You're on the President's radar.

Watching game film on date night? Carson Wentz once did it

Wentz is so dedicated to football, his girlfriend had to take away his phone on date night.