We’re nine weeks into the 2017 NFL season and the Philadelphia Eagles are sitting pretty at the top of the NFC East division. Doug Pederson’s side are 8-1 on the year and you could say that the main reason for their early season form is Carson Wentz.
The former North Dakota State quarterback has been simply sublime since he was selected by Philadelphia with the second overall pick in last year’s NFL Draft, but he has really raised his game in recent months.
Wentz has thrown 23 touchdown passes in nine outings so far this campaign, an incredible record to say the least. With just five interceptions on his 2017 record too, Wentz’s ability to keep Philly in possession of the football is one of his greatest traits.
The Eagles’ signal caller is one of the most prominent names in early discussions surrounding the Most Valuable Player award for 2017, being right up there with the likes of Tom Brady and Alex Smith.
In Philly’s most recent victory over the Denver Broncos, Wentz threw four touchdowns and no interceptions – finishing with a passer rating of 118.7. With an average rating of over 100 for the campaign, Wentz has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the National Football League this year.
For a second-year player, the Eagles star has done unbelievably well so far this season and he is improving almost every time he takes to the field.
To put Philadelphia’s early season form into perspective, no other NFC conference franchise has won more than six games so far this year – and the Eagles will be confident of building more momentum throughout the rest of the regular season.
At the time of writing, the NFC East leaders are currently priced at +600 to win the Super Bowl in bet365’s latest NFL odds and it would take a brave man to back against Philadelphia on current form.
A handful of other NFC sides are also looking strong though. The Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings have all won six games so far this year and the Eagles will be confident of going all the way to the NFC Championship game.
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