PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Not everyone is on the Wentz Wagon.
While most football fans and analysts have been raving over Carson Wentz, former Jets Pro Bowl linebacker Bart Scott is still skeptical about the Eagles’ rookie quarterback.
“Fool’s gold,” Scott told Damon Amendolara on the CBS Sports DA Show on Wednesday. “He’s played the JV. He could have went and played Towson University and got a harder challenge than playing those two teams. Listen, it’s easy to make good throws when there’s nobody there in your face. It’s not threat. It’s no eminent threat of danger. He’s going to be under pressure. He’s going to be under stressful situations.”
The two teams Scott is referring to is, of course, the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bears. And while both of those teams are certainly among the worst in the league, Wentz has thrown for 468 yards, 3 TDs, and 0 INTs in his first two games becoming the first ever QB to win his first two starts without his team committing any turnovers.
This Sunday, the Eagles will face a true test in the 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers.
“We can go right now,” Scott continued. “We can get the University of Louisville or Houston and they can beat the Browns. Let me tell you something else, he’s playing traditional 4-3 teams. It’s going to get a little difficult. There’s going to be a little trickeration this week. There’s gonna be a lot of pressure to put up 30 points because Ben [Roethlisberger] is gonna sling that thing.”