September 08, 2016
Carson Wentz is big, athletic and smart. That would be the basic three-word scouting report on him (for those who liked him) when the Philadelphia Eagles drafted him second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He's so big, athletic and smart, according to Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, that he rates as a "nine or 10" on a lot of quarterback attributes.
“When you look at and evaluate Carson, in the process, if there’s five to seven key boxes that you’re trying to check off, for a guy that can come in and be your quarterback, he checks off all the boxes,” said Reich. “Furthermore, if you’re scoring on all those boxes on a one-to-10 scale, he’s scores nine or 10 on a lot of those boxes.”
So what are those boxes, Frank?
So how smart is he, Frank?
“He is off the charts smart. I can’t emphasize how smart this guy is. I mean he is off-the-charts-smart, just plain smart. I mean, you know like smart smart. But then on top of that, the football IQ, and the acumen, is just way way high. Way high.”
Wow, that’s pretty smart. Like way smart.
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