Carson Wentz is doing things no quarterback has ever done. And he’s doing it coming off an ACL injury that ended his 2017 season, eliminated his 2018 preseason and kept him out of the first two games of the year.
Wentz goes into the bye week having completed 71 percent of his passes for 1,788 yards with 13 touchdowns, two interceptions and a 109.6 passer rating in his six starts.
The dude is a human stat machine, so let's take a look at the numbers!
1. Wentz on Sunday in London extended his streak of games with at least one touchdown and one or fewer interceptions to 21, tying the NFL record set by Matt Ryan of the Falcons over the 2015 through 2017 seasons. For the sake of comparison, the next-longest current streak is Philip Rivers’ nine-game streak.
2. When the season began, Wentz ranked 36th in NFL history in career completion percentage at 61.5 percent (minimum 1,000 passes). Just six games later, he’s moved up to 18th at 63.3 percent.
3. Wentz has completed 66 percent of his passes in all six games he’s played. Only nine quarterbacks have ever had a longer streak of consecutive games completing 66 percent of their passes.
4. He also increased his career touchdown pass total to 62, fourth-most in NFL history by a quarterback in his first 35 games, behind only Dan Marino (81), Kurt Warner (75) and Matt Stafford (65).
5. Wentz against the Jaguars became only the second quarterback in NFL history to fashion a passer rating of 115 or higher in four straight games with 30 or more pass attempts. Peyton Manning did it in 2012.
6. Wentz is one of only three QBs in NFL history (minimum 1,000 career attempts) who’s averaged fewer than 1.9 interceptions and more than 4.9 touchdowns per 100 attempts. The others are Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
7. Wentz is the first QB in NFL history to open his season with six straight games with 66 percent accuracy, at least one TD pass and one or fewer interceptions. Only Drew Brees has ever had a longer streak within one season.
8. In his first 35 career games, Wentz had 27 games with at least one touchdown and one or no interceptions. Only Russell Wilson (29) had more. Among those tied for third is Nick Foles with 24.
9. Wentz’s 109.6 passer rating is highest in Eagles history at the midpoint of the season. The previous high Michael Vick’s 105.3 in 2010.
10. Wentz is riding a streak of 20 consecutive games going back to 2016 with a passer rating of at least 83 going. The only longer streaks in NFL history belong to Manning (24 in 2012 and 2013) and Rivers (22 from 2008 through 2010). The longest previous such streak in Eagles history was seven games by Vick in 2010 and Donovan McNabb in 2006.
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