Philadelphia Eagles still would have won Super Bowl with Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson says, and more
Head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Tropy after his teams 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Today’s Philadelphia Eagles links break down some alternate scenarios for the Birds.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson was on The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday and talked about how things could have been different for the Birds during their run to Super Bowl LII. The Eagles season seemed over after quarterback Carson Wentz was injured in Week 14 at Los Angeles, but Nick Foles stepped up to lead the playoff run. Pederson thinks the Eagles still would have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in Minneapolis is Wentz hadn’t been hurt.
“Listen, Carson Wentz was the MVP talk of the league last year,” Pederson said, according to NFL.com’s Kevin Patra. “And I truly believe if he’s healthy, I still feel strongly that we would probably [be] in the Super Bowl and win the Super Bowl with Carson, and he’s the MVP. That’s just the way he played last year. He’s a big reason — he’s not the only reason — but he’s a big reason why we were, I believe, 11-2 at the time, playing the Rams, and won the NFC East. For me, being a former quarterback to have two guys and really three guys, you throw [Nate Sudfeld] in there, but you’re talking about Nick and Carson who you just don’t bat an eye with either one of these guys. The way they prepare, the way they study, their demeanor on the field, their leadership styles. It’s a blessing to have two veteran guys like that and now have a Super Bowl MVP as your backup.”
Pederson also talked about Wentz’s timeline to return and plenty more with Eisen.
You can listen to the full interview here:
Eagles HC Doug Pederson Talks Wentz, Super Bowl 52 & More w/Rich Eisen | Full Interview | 2/21/18
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