QB Notes: Wentz, Rudolph, Darnold, Carr

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz struggled once again in Philadelphia’s 17-9 loss to the Seahawks. Wentz received a x-ray on his right hand during the second half of the game, but would not blame his poor play on the injury, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. In his postgame press conference, when asked if the injury affected his play, he said, “I don’t think it did.” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson clarified that the x-rays were negative, but Wentz would go through further tests.

Whether the injury played a role or not, Philadelphia needs to find an answer for their offensive woes. Wentz made a number of poor decisions, but two passes to open receivers in the flat that sailed well out of reach were especially emblematic of his problems. The Eagles are now 5-6 on the season, but have a vital stretch of their schedule against Miami, New York, and Washington. It will be crucial for their playoff chances to come out victorious against three of the weakest teams in the league.

Check out some other notes on quarterbacks around the league:

  • After being benched in the Steelers 16-10 win over the Bengals, quarterback Mason Rudolph addressed allegations from Browns defensive end Myles Garrett that Rudolph used a racial slur last week on Thursday Night Football. Rudolph adamantly denied the claims with reporters after the game, writes Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I couldn’t believe it and I couldn’t believe that he would go that route after the fact. But it is what it is and I think I’ve moved on. One day it was tough, but moved on. We’re good to go now.” Rudolph reiterated the claims were “totally untrue” and when asked if he said anything that could have been construed in a racist way he said, ““Absolutely not.’’
  • Young quarterback Sam Darnold was criticized a few weeks ago for talking about the playoffs with half the season remaining, but the young Jets gunslinger is showing progress dealing with the media, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. Darnold mentioned that the playoffs were in the back of his mind after 34-3 blowout win against the Raiders, but quickly made clear that he is taking the season one game at a time. This season has definitely been a roller coaster for Darnold who is still looking to string a few strong games together after missing the start of the season dealing with mononucleosis.
  • Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was benched amidst a blowout loss to the Jets by head coach Jon Gruden. The move is not meant to create any controversy at the position, however. Carr was removed alongside other important players in Oakland’s rotation to protect them from injury down 31 in the third quarter. Still, Gruden acknowledged the difficulty decision talking with reporters after the game, according to Jerry McDonald of The Mercury News. “I didn’t want to take him out, but doing what I think is right and I’m sure I’ll be second-guessed for that but I think I’m doing what’s right for our football team.”
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      • JJB0811

        Since he’s never developed a rookie QB, its ought to be fun! All of his QB’s were 30+ year old vets, Less Carr.

      • JJB0811

        Raiders are 6-5 and Gruden has been crystal clear that he wants his own players. A QB is on the docket this offseason. Now, he may go the vet route and a low draft pick. But Carr won’t be starting for the LV Raiders; I’m sure of that.

        • highplainsdriftr

          Again. You’re a doofus. You should go full Costanza. If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite must be right.

          • JJB0811

            If being 1 game over 500 and being blown out a by a 2 win team today is wrong to suggest Gruden isn’t making a QB change, then I’m fine with being a doofus. Carr might be on as a ‘mentor’ in Vegas next year but only if they draft a 1st round prospect. Knowing Gruden, he’ll take on ‘an old vet’. Been his calling card his career.

        • imindless
          imindless

          Jjb you are right on most things but this one your off base on. Outside of williams the raiders wrs are bad. The o-line is good not great, they need 2 more great wrs and if he still stinks you move on. His play today didnt hurt the team as the defense was awful.

          • crosseyedlemon

            highplains used “doofus” twice so he must be a huge fan of Beaver Cleaver as well as Seinfeld. As long as Chucky is running the show there will be plenty of opportunities for Raider fans to scream “Serenity Now!”.

  1. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    Rudolph added “I couldn’t believe that a guy who asked for Felipe Vazquez’s black book and said he wanted to join ISIS would say that about me.”

  2. rtr1redrockets

    the eagles looked soooooo BAD today. how quickly they have fallen from the top

    • Polish Hammer

      Top 3 WRs out, top RB out, best RT in the NFL Out, one of best RG in NFL out…when you’re relying on guys like they’ve had to lean on (Matthews, Ward, Ajayi etc) then you’re not going to be successful.

    • kevin

      what comment? there’s 0 proof for 1 and 2 their was never any talk of a racial slur untill it was thought it would lower Garrett’s Suspension , so to me its bs and only thrown put their as last ditch effects to get a lower suspension. I don’t think Mason ever said any racial slurs at all OR that would be the FIRST thing out of Garrett’s mouth afterwards

      • bostonbob

        Kevin, spot on. It only comes out, with no audio, as a last resort. Smh, sad.

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