My Scouting Report for Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz

Team : Philadelphia Eagles | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Arm Strength/Power
Carson Wentz has exceptional arm strength and is able to throw the ball with great ball velocity and has a good spiral when throwing down the field.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
Carson throws the ball extremely well at the short-level because he gets the ball out quickly at this area of the field, and has good ball velocity.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Wentz throws well at the intermediate level due to his ability to find the open receiver in zone coverage and deliver a dart across the middle. He also is good at delivering an excellent intermediate ball along the sideline that can beat tight coverage.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
Wentz's deep ball digressed last season. However, he was still accurate at placing the ball where it needed to be on a deep pass. However, he needs to improve at throwing deep passes into tight coverage.
Pocket Presence
Wentz can evade pressure exceptionally well and maneuver around the pocket. In fact, after 3 seconds, he routinely steps up in the pocket, scrambles to the outside or throws the ball away. However, when he was dealing with an injury, he often held onto the ball too long and was reluctant to make a decisive decision. Moreover, he needs to do a better job of holding onto the ball in the pocket.
Wentz is an above-average running quarterback in the NFL and has the ability to throw accurate passes when throwing on the run. However, Wentz needs to do a better job at holding on to the ball in the pocket.
Wentz rarely misses open receivers when going through his progressions, however, he has a tendency to try to force the ball into coverage.
Wentz's mechanics deteriorate when pressure is in his face but usually is able to throw the ball with sound mechanics.
Wentz's injury history is well documented, as the 4th year signal-caller has had to deal with a torn ACL/LCL, and a broken vertebra, which prevented him from being able to finish both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. In addition, he has had a broken bone in his throwing wrist and has suffered a hairline fracture to his ribs.
Wentz is always there to pick his teammates up when a player, like Agholor or Jeffery, drop a pass in a big moment. In addition, he has shown to be a good leader on and off the field and is always there to celebrate his teammates. Although, Wentz has some more work to do to disprove the report that he is often aloof and selfish.
Game Management
Wentz has good accuracy on 3rd down and frequently comes through with a big play when necessary. However, he is also prone to forcing a ball into tight man coverage at inopportune times, but this doesn't happen much when the game is on the line.
Wentz is usually able to make a quick, decisive decision on where he wants to throw the ball. However, if the ball doesn't get out quick, he has a tendency to hold onto the ball too long. Moreover, Wentz often forces throws into windows where a defender is in the passing lane.
Wentz has prototypical height and size for a quarterback.
Wentz possesses above-average speed for a quarterback and can utilize it to evade defensive linemen and brush past linebackers.
Play-Making Ability
Wentz's playmaking ability decreased last season, but he was still able to complete miraculous throws into tight coverage, on the run, down the field and/or with pressure in his face.
Carson Wentz accumulated 3,000+ yards and had a 21:7 TD: INT ratio last year, which was relatively productive for a QB who only played in 11 games last year.
Wentz has the accuracy, in-game attitude, chemistry, and IQ necessary to locate receivers and put the ball where he needs to be. However, he needs to do a better job at protecting the ball and recognizing when to let the play die. He also was a good teammate to Nick Foles last year.
Wentz is an overall good teammate and conducts good community service initiatives off the field. Although, there have been questions about his character by anonymous teammates.
Wentz was pretty consistent throughout the season, however, he had patches where he was unable to move the ball down the field.
In 2018, Carson was still demonstrated exceptional accuracy at all levels of the field, with sound mechanics. Furthermore, Wentz was very effective at delivering good passes on the run, with pressure in his face and in tight coverage. Moreover, when fully healthy, Wentz displayed great mobility and is able to maneuver the pocket and know when to step up, move outside or check the ball down. As a result, Wentz was able to be an effective game-manager. The one area of improvement from 2017 to 2018, was that Wentz got the ball out quicker, and learned when to take the easy completion. Last season, Wentz had flashes that were reminiscent of his 2017 MVP caliber campaign, including plays against the Jaguars and Giants, where Wentz pulled off big-time throws.
There are many areas where Wentz needs to improve next season. For starters, while he mitigated the number of decisions on passes into contested areas, he still needs to do more work to protect the ball. Likewise, Wentz has to do a better job of holding onto the ball in the pocket, even when the offensive line isn't able to adequately protect him. However, he can help his OL by making sure to get the ball out of his hands in 5 seconds or less. Wentz also needs to improve his mechanics when pressure is in his face because they often deteriorate when he's blitzed. If he fixed those mechanics, his deep accuracy would be better in tight-coverage. Although, more than anything else, Wentz needs to do a better job of staying healthy.
Overall Analysis
Overall, Carson Wentz had a pretty productive and consistent season last year. He was still accurate, mobile, and was able to perform spectacular plays for the Eagles. While Wentz digressed in certain areas, like deep passing accuracy, he improved in other areas such as, vision and mitigating the amount of damage he takes on running plays. However, even with the improvement, he still couldn't stay healthy for the full regular season, and that has got to change next season with Nick Foles gone.
Compares to
Playing style is similar to Patrick Mahomes
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak