A report from ESPN NFL insider Josina Anderson sparked some drama among Philadelphia Eagles fans last week. The report, sourcing an anonymous Eagles player, criticized quarterback Carson Wentz and the team's offense.
“We need to make bleep simpler. Sometimes we need to just handle what is manageable. Even Peyton Manning knew when to check it down. Carson Wentz right now is 38-percent on passes that travel 15 air yards, has three interceptions on passes like that, which is tied for most in the league. He also has 148 passes on those that are 10 yards or fewer, right now he has nine touchdowns and zero interceptions on passes like that so I do think it is an apt point," the player allegedly told Anderson.
Eagles reporter Howard Eskin has since identified wide receiver Alshon Jeffery as the anonymous player sourced by Anderson.
Eskin confirmed this during a Monday morning appearance on Sports Radio WIP.
Anderson has since responded on Twitter to this claim.
Anderson has reported several things about the Eagles over the years, so she clearly has sources within the organization. It's possible that source is Jeffery, though the ESPN NFL inside obviously won't be giving anything up.
It's been a tough weekend overall for the Eagles, who were blown out by the Cowboys, 37-10, on Sunday Night Football. Philadelphia dropped to 3-4 and is a game out of first place in the NFC East.