Though the Philadelphia Eagles’ sophomore quarterback has only 25 games to his credit, that’s enough for a former franchise star to bestow high praise. Already, Terrell Owens believes Carson Wentz is better than Donovan McNabb, who led Owens and the 2004 Eagles to the Super Bowl.
“I’d probably go with Carson Wentz,” he told TMZ on Wednesday when asked which QB he’d rather play with.
“Look at what he’s done, and what is this, year two?” Owens added. “The upside for him is through the roof. … He’s definitely making his case for (MVP).”
The interviewer asked his interviewee whether that’d offend his former quarterback in Philly.
“So what? If he is, it is what it is. … It’s really not a slight on McNabb. I’ve been able to play with a number quarterbacks and I was able to flourish and really play at a high level with different styles.”
Owens and McNabb played together for two seasons, but had a rocky relationship.
“Open, wide open, I didn’t get the ball,” told Undisputed of an incident that drove them apart. “I could hear my teammates from the sideline, ‘Why didn’t he throw the ball?’
“So I go back to the huddle and I was like, ‘Dude, I was open.’ And you know what his response was to me? ‘Shut the F up.'”