Carson Wentz’s first season in the NFL is over. Last month, we did a piece comparing Carson’s first 12 games to the first season of a group of contemporary NFL quarterbacks. With the season over, let’s take a look at how his final stats compare with those same QBs and stats.
Again, before we get to the numbers it is important to look at the top receivers for each quarterback’s first season to put things in perspective.
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Wentz’s attempts are only exceeded by Andrew Luck, who had Marvin Harrison.
With that crazy amount of attempts, Wentz’s Completion Percentage is respectable among the group. In particular, he completed a higher percentage of passes than Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Andrew Luck in their first years. Peyton and Luck seem rather abysmal.
Wentz’s Touchdown Percentage stinks, but look at who he’s throwing to.
This is my favorite stat in the group. Carson Wentz has the lowest Interception Percentage among the group’s first year stats. That’s quite impressive with the amount of attempt he made. One might think that with so many attempts that he’d be intercepted more. Peyton threw 26 Interceptions. That’s 12 more than Wentz in 32 fewer attempts. Luck threw 6 more Interceptions in 20 more attempts.
Sure, Wentz didn’t put up Dak Prescott numbers, but his supporting cast was a joke in comparison.
Carson Wentz is a player. His stats are in line with some great contemporaries in their first full year in the NFL. I’d argue that his supporting cast is by far the worst of the bunch. One could make a case for Tom Brady’s skill players the Belichick trumps that argument. With that in mind, his stats are more impressive.
Get this guy some skill players (Not Desean Jackson, more on that later) and he’s going to look very good.