Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will have a full, healthy offseason to prepare for the 2019 season. Not only that, but he’s got a lot of new offensive weapons — DeSean Jackson, Jordan Howard, JJ Arcega-Whiteside — in addition to many familiar and successful faces.
Wentz threw 16 touchdowns his rookie season in 2016, followed by a much-more-impressive 33 passing TD sophomore campaign. During that 2017 season, the quarterback only suited up for 13 games before going down with a knee injury, so he likely would have finished somewhere near 40 touchdowns should he have been able to complete the full 16-game season. (I tried math, and am going with a 2.5 passing TD per game average that season.)
With a limited offseason following the Super Bowl, Wentz missed the first two games of the 2018 season and only made it 11 games before succumbing to a fractured back. In those 11 games, he threw 21 touchdowns, averaging 1.9 passing TDs per game.
All of these numbers will do little in predicting what the fourth-year QB might do in 2019, but he’s got ample wide receivers and tight ends to throw to. Plus, you have to imagine that while Wentz should be more confident in his own running ability with a fully-healed knee, he’ll probably be a bit more pass-happy to limit exposure.
So, if I had to put something down before seeing what this offense can do together, I’m going to say Carson Wentz will throw 45 touchdowns in 2019 — 27 to WRs, 12 to TEs, and 6 to RBs.
How many TDs will Carson Wentz throw this season?
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