Philadelphia Eagles second year quarterback Carson Wentz is a clear MVP candidate midseason and he’s getting praise from his head coach Doug Pederson, who’s comparing him to one of the NFL greats.
“A little bit of Brett Favre, honestly, ” Pederson said via Jared Dublin of CBS sports. “He’s got that mentality, he’s got that aggressiveness that Brett had. Those are some of the skill sets that i see in Carson. That aggression, that ability to throw the ball down the field. And listen, I love quarterbacks that are willing to take a chance, take a calculated risk down the field. Favre was that way and I see a lot of the same characteristics in Carson.”
Pederson served as Favre’s backup from 1995 to 1998 as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
“You’re seeing some of the same things that I saw in Brett in Carson: The toughness, the good, accurate throws, and eyes are down the field extending plays with his legs. And probably the one biggest difference is probably Brett was always referred to as ‘the gunslinger’ with a big arm that would just rip it in there. Carson’s a little more calculated, but yet very accurate passer as well.”
Wentz leads the NFL with 17 touchdown passes and has led the Eagles to an NFL-best 6-1 record.