Eagles fans can’t stop thinking about Carson Wentz

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) drops back to pass.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) drops back to pass. /

Carson Wentz is happy to be thriving with the Indianapolis Colts and Eagles fans can’t stand it.

Carson Wentz is currently playing the best football of his career since his MVP-candidate season in 2017. Wentz has thrown 2,948 yards, 22 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. His improved play has contributed to the Indianapolis Colts being 7-6 and currently in possession of a playoff spot with four weeks remaining.

Everyone has observed Wentz’s growth, and Wentz himself has even said how happy he is to be in Indianapolis. For the most part, everyone is happy to see this talented player get back on track, but there’s a small group of people who are jaded by Wentz’s newfound joy.

That small group is Philadelphia Eagles fans. Some Eagles fans are happy to see Wentz move on and thrive, but others are unhappy with how he speaks of the city since his exit.

Representing the latter is John Kincaid, a sports talk show host based out of Philadelphia, who used his platform, “The John Kincade Show” to rant about reports that Wentz felt unwanted in Philly.

Eagles fans still upset with Carson Wentz

The piece being referenced in the clip is a story by The Athletic’s Zak Keefer, where he talks with Carson Wentz about his time in Philadelphia and his transition to Indianapolis. Wentz uses words like “passionate” and “blunt” to describe the Philly fan base and also express that they made playing for the Eagles plenty of fun.

The compliments, however, were not enough for Kincade to overlook Wentz feeling as if many of those fans’ passion was channeled negatively towards him in his last days with the franchise.

In the two-minute clip, that was hilariously ironic, not only was the validity of Wentz’s feelings questioned, but Kincade argued that Keefer should have somehow confirmed that fans turned on Wentz while one of his co-hosts expressed that the entire article may have been a PR stunt.

While there are plenty of things that can be derived from the clip, the biggest takeaway is that Carson Wentz is still heavy on the mind of Philadelphia fans. To say that Wentz is paying journalists to report that Eagles fans didn’t like him just represents the bizarre fandom that Wentz was subject to during his time in Philadelphia.

Carson is by no means a perfect quarterback, and he had his fair share of struggles the last couple of seasons with the Eagles, but he has moved on and it was for the better. He has turned his career around with the Colts and has shaken off many of the flaws that held him back.

That could be what makes this group of Philly fans angry the most, that Wentz is a better player than he was in his last season with the Eagles, but it’s time to move on.