Carson Wentz progressing despite drop-off in production


AP Football Writer

PHILADELPHIA  — Carson Wentz has cooled off following a blazing start and already has lost more games in the past seven weeks than he did in four years at North Dakota State.

He’s still making progress.

The stats say the rookie quarterback has regressed since leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 3-0 start, but his coach, the coach he played against last week and the coach he faces this week see things differently.

“I’ve been very impressed with his video,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “Physically, he has everything you want: athletic, can make all the throws, plays with really good composure. I like the command he has of their offense.

“I’m always in preference of the quarterback (who) can beat you from the pocket and out of the pocket, and he has that ability. So I think he’s a dynamic young player (who is) going to have a very bright future.”

McCarthy gets his first in-person look at Wentz when the struggling Packers (4-6) visit the Eagles (5-5) on Monday night.

Pete Carroll saw Wentz last week when the Seahawks handed Philadelphia its most lopsided loss this season, 26-15.