A new damning report has surfaced from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer blasting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz as “uncoachable” and claimed that it was Wentz’s fault that Pederson was fired.
Per the report:
“Wentz’s Type-A personality could be credited just as much for his past success. Many top quarterbacks share the same trait. But the 28-year-old had increasingly rebuffed advice, defied criticism, and clashed with former coach Doug Pederson last season, Eagles sources said. “Every great quarterback wants to be coached and they want to be coached hard and by the best, and it doesn’t seem like [Wentz] wants that,” one source said. “It’s kind of like whoever’s coaching him is working for him. But it can’t be that way.”
The report also cited times in the Eagles quarterback room where Wentz refused to take any responsibility for his mistakes:
In the quarterback room, when his errors were pointed out, Wentz would sometimes make irrelevant excuses and Taylor wouldn’t correct him. For instance, there would be a play when he didn’t throw to an open receiver. The read was drawn up as designed, the coverage played out as expected, and he would be asked why he didn’t pull the trigger. And Wentz would say the look wasn’t there, or he would overemphasize the pass rush, and when it was suggested the play be run again in practice as to get it right, he would object.
The report also claimed that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie basically chose Wentz over Pederson:
“Wentz alone also factored into Pederson’s exit, despite Lurie’s claim otherwise. The Eagles essentially remained “married” to the quarterback, as Roseman had put it at the time of the Hurts pick, but not because of his play this time, but because of his expanding contract.“
The report also notes that GM Howie Roseman (who wasn’t fired) is a huge Wentz fan, even revealing that Roseman has a life-size poster of the former second-overall pick in his offense and that both Roseman and Lurie had given Wentz too much credit for the Super Bowl that Nick Foles ultimately won for their them after Wentz got injured. He claims that Wentz has been given too much say into personnel and organizational decisions, without really earning it.