The Eagles are stunningly winless after three weeks with a 0-2-1 record, and a lot of the blame is being laid at the feet of Carson Wentz.
There’s plenty of reason for people to be blaming Wentz, of course. He’s tied for the league-lead in interceptions and has the NFL’s lowest overall passer rating.
But Wentz believes that there’s one problem that sits above the rest. Speaking to Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Wentz made it clear that the turnovers are where he needs to improve most.
“I think the biggest thing, there’s no doubt about it, is just taking care of the football,” Wentz said. “We make some plays as a whole offensively, we do some really good things and move the ball and just the turnovers are really killing us. I’ve got to be better than that, and I know that and it’s something that I’ve looked into. I’ve critiqued myself hard and I’ve got to be better and kind of set the example on that front, but we’re really not far off offensively. They’re all correctable things and things that we can get going in the right way and I’m confident that they will.”
That’s a sentiment that just about any Eagles fan can get behind. But he’s going to need to make those corrections very quickly.
Over the next three weeks they play the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. When they return home, they’ll find the Baltimore Ravens waiting for them before three straight divisional games.
With six interceptions on the season, Wentz will soon tie the most he’s had in each of the last three seasons.
For the sake of his team’s diminishing playoff chances, he needs to stop the turnovers ASAP.