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ESPN NFL Analyst Makes Bold Prediction For 2019 MVP

Caron Wentz talking to a referee during an Eagles game.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with referee Clay Martin #19 as they play against the Indianapolis Colts during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 23, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

NFL teams are only beginning to get in the swing of practices before training camps in the summer, so it's hard to get a true gauge of what every team will look like next season. But one NFL analyst is already willing to predict who will take home the MVP honors.

On Monday, ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick declared that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will win the 2019 MVP award. Wentz is set to enter his fourth NFL season and has started the majority of games for the Eagles over the past three years.

However, injuries have become a serious problem for Wentz over the last two seasons. He finished the 2017 and 2018 seasons on injured reserve. Fortunately, he did just enough in the regular season for the Eagles to make the playoffs both times.

Wentz was on pace to be named NFL MVP in the 2017 season before suffering a season-ending injury after 13 games. The award ended up going to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who Wentz's backup Nick Foles out-dueled to win Super Bowl LII.

In 2017, Wentz led the league in passer rating and touchdown percentage. He has thrown for over 10,000 yards and 70 touchdowns in three seasons.

Wentz clearly has the talent to win the MVP award - especially with the stellar roster that the Eagles have put together.

But ultimately it's going to be Wentz's ability to stay on the field that dictates whether or not he can keep living up to expectations.

The Eagles have already demonstrated that they are completely committed to Wentz. Hopefully Wentz stays healthy enough to prove the team right.