Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been named the 2017 FedEx Air Player of the Year, according to an official announcement from the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz’s 33 touchdown passes were the second-most in the NFL despite missing the final three games of the season due to injury. Wentz threw for 3,296 yards and had the league’s fourth best passer rating at 101.9. A 2018 Pro Bowl selection, Wentz led the Eagles to a 13-3 record and the NFC’s number one seed in the playoffs.
This award was voted on by fans. Great work by you Eagles diehards out there to make sure Wentz beat out the other two quarterbacks nominated for the honor: Tom Brady and Alex Smith.
Unfortunately, Wentz is probably going to lose out to Brady for the actual NFL MVP award, which is lame. More unfortunately, Wentz is hurt and won’t be able to play in this Sunday’s Super Bowl. (But screw it, the Eagles are going to win anyway.)
In honor of Wentz winning this award, FedEx is donating $50,000 on the quarterback’s behalf to the USO.
Relive Wentz’s special 2017 season by watching his highlights.