What made Carson Wentz so good early in his rookie season was that he wasn't giving away the football.
Over the last several weeks, that's changed.
Through three games, Wentz didn't have a single interception and was facing off against Dak Prescott for the most attempts to start a rookie season without one. That seems like a long time ago.
Wentz now has eight in the last eight games. The Eagles are 1-4 in games where Wentz throws an interception and 4-2 in games where he doesn't.
His interception against the Packers on Monday was a big one. The Eagles were driving down the field to start the third quarter down just four points. They had a chance to take a lead early in the second half, but Wentz overthrew Zach Ertz across the middle of the field and the Packers kicked a field goal to go up 17-10 on their next possession.
His interception against Green Bay is something we've seen a few times this year from the rookie. Dating back to training camp, when Wentz misses, he often misses high.
Four of his eight interceptions this season – and three of his last five – have come on overthrows.
Here's a look at those picks:
We'll start with the one on Monday against the Packers. It came on 2nd-and-10 from the Green Bay 45. Wentz is in empty backfield and Ertz is running a deep skinny post.
Ertz doesn't create much separation early and Wentz is feeling the pressure allowed by right tackle Allen Barbre and right guard Isaac Seumalo. Wentz doesn't have much of a pocket, which doesn't allow him to step into the throw.
Wentz overshoots Ertz by over five yards and the safety moves over to pick it off.
Wentz started off the game against the Giants a few weeks ago with another high interception forced by pressure in his face. He comes out in shotgun with one running back.
On this play, Wentz again feels pressure coming from his right side. He has Nelson Agholor dragging across the field and actually has him open. But the pressure forces him to throw off his back foot, and he again sails it for an easy interception.
The defender who had Ertz covered on the play released once he saw the ball soaring and had an easy pick.
Here's the reverse angle of when Wentz releases the ball. He obviously wasn't able to set his feet, which leads to the poor throw.
Just a few minutes after Wentz's first interception against the Giants, he threw another one. And again, he soared the pass, this time over Dorial Green-Beckham.
Again, Wentz finds himself in a collapsing pocket, but this time he has at least enough time to stand in and deliver the throw from that collapsing pocket. There's some pressure, but at least this time, he doesn't have to throw off his back foot.
After showing blitz, a Giants linebacker has dropped into zone coverage, so Wentz has to at least be aware of him. It's likely Wentz wanted to make sure he got the pass over him.
Because of that linebacker and because of the tight coverage on DGB, the throw has to be perfect. It isn't, DGB doesn't get very far off the ground, and it's basically a fair catch for the free safety.
This interception is the first of two Wentz threw against the Vikings in a win. This is the only game the Eagles have won where Wentz threw an interception.
It's 2nd-and-long on the Eagles' second possession of the game. Wentz is going to target Brent Celek on a quick out.
On this pass, Wentz tries to get rid of the ball quickly, but he has a nice pocket to throw from.
The ball soars, while it looks like Celek might have been interfered with by the linebacker covering him. But it doesn't get called and it's an easy interception for the safety, who probably anticipated making a tackle but instead found the ball coming right to him. Even if Celek was held, this was still a bad pass from Wentz, especially considering how clean his pocket was.
The Eagles were able to tackle Andrew Sendejo short of the end zone. The defense then came up with an interception of its own and the Eagles went on to win the game.
The Eagles were able to overcome two interceptions from Wentz in the win to the Vikings, but that's outlier. They've lost the other four games where he has thrown a pick. And often, the problem has been high throws.