Somehow, Carson Wentz Turned This Into A Big Play

Bryan Brandom
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NFL teams: If you want to stop Philadelphia Eagles sophomore quarterback Carson Wentz, you better get to him before he can unload the ball or take off down the field.

And even when you get your hands on him, watch out.

While leading his squad to a victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night, Wentz turned a pair of broken-down pockets into highlight-reel plays.

The more memorable one was this 17-yard run after a sack seemed a foregone conclusion.

“That’s what makes him so special,” tackle Lane Johnson said of Wentz’s great escape. “He has great field vision, and he’s got something a lot of guys don’t have.”

Perhaps more impressive: this nine-yard touchdown pass to Corey Clement with a pair of Washington defenders draped all over Wentz.

“One of the best plays I’ve seen in a long time and by two young guys,” Philly head coach Doug Pederson said of the score. “To hang in there and take shot after shot, it’s amazing to me.”

And just look at what he can do with a clean pocket.

That’s a 64-yard bomb to rookie Mack Hollins. It’s the deepest ball thrown for a completion in the league in years.

The second-year quarterback completed 17 of 25 passes for 268 yards, four touchdowns, and one pick. He led all rushers in the contest with 63 yards in his squad’s 34-24 victory.

“Carson made some unbelievable plays there in crunch-time situations,” said Washington head coach Jay Gruden.