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Carson Wentz named NFL FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 5

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Now go win another.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has officially been named “Fedex Air Player of the Week” for his Week 5 performance against the Arizona Cardinals. FedEx will now make a $2,000 donation to the USO in Wentz’s name.

Thanks to support from Eagles fans, Wentz beat out the other two nominations for this week’s award: Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.

Carson Wentz: 21/30 (70%), 304 yards (10.1 average), 4 TD, 1 INT, 128.3 passer rating

Cam Newton: 26/33 (78.8%), 355 yards (10.8 average), 3 TD, 0 INT, 141.8 passer rating

Alex Smith: 29/37 (78.4%), 325 yards (8.8 average), 3 TD, 0 INT, 130.2 passer rating

Wentz won’t have very long to enjoy his award. The Eagles are obviously set to face Newton’s team, the Panthers, this evening on Thursday Night Football. There’s a lot of pressure on Wentz and the Birds to win the battle between two of the NFC’s top teams.

It’d be nice to see Wentz repeat as the award winner in Week 6.


Speaking of Air Yards, by the way: