Carson Wentz, Nate Sudfeld, Jalen Hurts
Comparisons between Wentz and Dak Prescott will go on for as long as both reside in the same division, playing for the two best teams in the NFC East. Part of it is because of the intense rivalry between Philadelphia and Dallas. Part of it is because they are from the same draft class.
A lot of people like to think it’s a neck and neck race between the two. Some liken it to something as simple as what flavor of ice cream you prefer. I’m here to tell you, that’s not the case. Wentz is frozen yogurt or sherbet compared to Prescott being ice cream.
Ironically both quarterbacks have thrown 97 career touchdown passes. Wentz actually has one less interception (35) than Dak does. Statistically, Prescott is better in every other major category.
Prescott has actually led his team to a playoff win as well. He has never missed a game in his four seasons in the NFL. Wentz, meanwhile, continually gets hurt as the playoffs approach or shortly into his first playoff game.
As such, the Eagles used a second-round pick on a backup in Jalen Hurts. Most teams do not use second-rounders on a player that will never see the field. If Philadelphia did so, that’s a bold strategy but my feeling is they are increasingly worried about Wentz’s ability to actually stay on the field.
I absolutely believe that a healthy Carson Wentz should be considered in the top 9-12 as far as NFL quarterbacks go. The problem is that he now has three straight seasons in which he has not finished an entire season including the playoffs on his own power.