Eagles fans probably spent much of last night on their knees praying Carson Wentz didn’t have a torn ACL, but their prayers weren’t answered. Instead, Philadelphia’s hopes of a Super Bowl have now all but been eliminated. They don’t have to worry about making the playoffs, since they already secured a division title, but they will still need to win games in order to secure home field advantage. Something Eagles fans can somewhat be happy about is that Nick Foles, is probably one of the better backups in the NFL.
Foles has shown in the past that he can perform as a starter, because in 2013 he had 27 touchdowns in 10 starts with just two interceptions. Another reason to be hopeful if you are an Eagles fan is that Foles was able to lead the team to a win, after being down four points early in the fourth quarter last night against the Rams, but the problem is Foles isn’t Wentz.
What I mean by this is that Foles will be a good game manager and can run the offense well enough, but he won’t be the guy who is going to win you a game like Wentz can. If it was a different year this Eagles team could make the Super Bowl with Foles, simply because of how good the team is as a whole, but the competition is just too good this year. With the Vikings, Rams and Saints all being complete teams, it will be near impossible for the Eagles to beat two of those teams with Wentz on the sideline.
So while Eagles fans were on their knees praying last night, this afternoon they are on their knees crying for the loss of Wentz and their Super Bowl hopes.