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Eagles News: Former NFL QB hilariously thinks Carson Wentz isn’t a top 10 quarterback

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Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers lead NFL’s top quarterbacks for 2018 -
Former NFL quarterback David Carr doesn’t think Carson Wentz is a top 10 quarterback. He also thinks his little brother, Derek, is the FOURTH best QB in the league. Lol.

The Eagles set one of the best records in NFL history earlier this year - BGN
It’s NFL records week over at SB Nation so now’s the perfect time to talk about some Philadelphia Eagles accomplishments. Rather than talk about something that happened a long time ago, however, I’d like to revisit something a little more recent. A record that was broken earlier this year. I’m talking about Nick Foles becoming the first quarterback to ever catch a touchdown in the Super Bowl, of course. The Philly Special.

10 reasons the Redskins will be a dumpster fire this season - PhillyVoice
Anyway, Alex Smith may very well be a modest short-term upgrade over Cousins, but this is a Redskins team that doesn’t look like a Super Bowl contender anytime soon, especially in an absolutely loaded NFC. Handing out $70-plus million in guaranteed money along with forking over a third-round pick and a good player for Smith’s services is a move I might make if I were running a team with a great roster, but a big hole at quarterback. This feels a lot like a move by a GM/coach combo that is running out of time to start winning games. Ultimately, however, it should keep them in that mediocre zone that they are so used to.

Comeback Kids - Iggles Blitz
Jason Peters has never played for the winning team in a playoff game. Darren Sproles has done that, but has never gotten to a Super Bowl. Both men loved watching the Eagles win last year, but really want a chance to get on the field in the Super Bowl. These guys are going to do whatever it takes to make it back and help the Eagles win games in 2018.

Philadelphia Airport Celebrates Super Bowl In Style -
The idea, says Chellie Cameron, Philadelphia International Airport’s chief executive officer, is to show off the pride of the city. As an estimated 30 million travelers walk through the airport over the course of the next 12 months at a rate of 81,000 per day, those who go through Terminal A-East are going to see the pride loud and clear and in three-dimensional Midnight Green with the 2018 Welcome America Exhibition – Philadelphia Eagles: The Championship Seasons.

Factors for fantasy success: Quarterbacks - PFF
Before going down to a late-season knee injury Carson Wentz was in the MVP conversation. Part of that success can be attributed to his success on throws of 20 yards or more. Wentz ranked fifth in deep passing accuracy in 2017 (44.6 percent) after finishing 19th among qualifiers just a year earlier.

Carson Wentz’s peers react to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback’s NFL Top 100 finish; Jalen Ramsey ‘not sold on it yet’ - PennLive
Not everyone was sold on Wentz’s spot at No. 3, though. On an NFL Network reaction show, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey said he was “not sold” on Wentz being a top three player in the NFL right now. Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin agreed with Ramsey, while former Rams and Giants quarterback Kurt Warner said he thought Wentz should have been the MVP despite missing three games.

2018 NFL schedule rankings, NFC East: Cowboys have it rough, but Giants have it worse - CBS Sports
Easiest stretch: The biggest advantage to winning the Super Bowl is that you get to open your season on a Thursday, which means you get 10 days off before Week 2. For the Eagles, that’s really going to come in handy, because their easiest stretch of the season starts with a Week 2 game in Tampa against a Bucs team that likely won’t have Jameis Winston. After that, Philly has another very winnable game in Week 3 against the Colts. On the other hand, maybe we shouldn’t count the Colts as part of Philly’s easiest stretch since they had one big advantage the other teams don’t have: Frank Reich. Indy’s new coach -- and former Eagles offensive coordinator -- will be eager to beat his old team in Week 3. Of course, no one actually thinks that’s going to happen, especially the oddsmakers in Vegas. The Eagles are already favored by 10 points in that game.

Questionable Behavior - Football Outsiders
What does a player’s status on the injury report really mean? To a large extent, that depends on which team he plays for, and what he does in practice during the week.

Reports — Body found at Janoris Jenkins’ home identified - Big Blue View
According to published reports, the body found at the New Jersey home of Janoris Jenkins has been identified. Police said Roosevelt Rene, 25, was the victim, and a homicide investigation has begun. Jenkins, a star cornerback for the Giants, has been in Florida and has apparently not been at the home since the Giants ended mandatory mini-camp on June 14.

Long live the NFL’s interception kings, owners of unbreakable turnover records - SB Nation
There were 430 interceptions during the 2017 NFL regular season. It was the third consecutive year that saw fewer than 450 passes picked off — the only three seasons ever under that mark, aside from a strike-shortened 1982 season. As recently as the 1980s, the number of touchdowns and interceptions used to be close to even on an annual basis. Oftentimes, the interception total was slightly higher. Eight quarterbacks threw more than 20 interceptions in the 1985 season — including Phil Simms, Dan Fouts, and Dan Marino, who each made the Pro Bowl that year. But in 2017, DeShone Kizer was the only passer to finish the year with more than 20 interceptions, and that was a big reason why the Browns couldn’t win a game.


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