The hits just keep on coming for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz with no let up seemingly in sight.
Wentz entered the 2020 season entrenched as the Eagles starting quarterback. Many thought the fifth-year quarterback to be one of the best signal-callers in the league and would bring his team to great success. But, as it has with so many people, 2020 had other things in store for the former second overall NFL draft pick.
Now a former rival, New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is calling Wentz the “worst teammate you could possibly be.”
Wentz got off to an abysmal start in the 2020 season completing only 57 percent of his passes for 2,260 yards. He has just 16 touchdown passes on the year to 15 interceptions. His 2020 quarterback rating is one of the worst in the league at 72.8 and a ways off from his career rating of 89.2.
No one knows exactly why Wentz is struggling so mightily but Philadelphia Eagles coaches had seen enough. They sent Wentz to the bench and inserted their 2020 second-round pick Jalen Hurts into the starting lineup.
In his two starts since taking over for Wentz, Hurts has been sensational. He has five touchdown passes to just one interception and has the Eagle offense playing well.
Carson Wentz Leadership Questioned by Tiki Barber
No NFL player wants to ride the bench and Wentz is no exception. The quarterback is reportedly unhappy and rumored to be seeking a trade. Barber calls him out on his own show, the Tiki and Tierney Show.
Carson Wentz is being perhaps the worst teammate you could possibly be — ever,” Barber says. “Here’s the problem: there is a narrative around Carson Wentz that as good as he is or potentially could be, he’s just never been able to be the man. It puts the Eagles in an utterly impossible position. I understand his emotion, but he’s putting the Eagles in an impossible situation. It creates chaos in the locker room.”
Barber is no stranger to calling out NFL stars. Eli Manning, Antonio Pearce and his former head coach Tom Coughlin are just a few to draw criticism from Barber.