What a difference a year makes.
On Dec. 15, 2019, Carson Wentz threw one of the greatest passes of his NFL career, a heat-seeking missile of a dart to the back of the end zone, where rookie Miles Sanders was waiting to catch a go-ahead touchdown in the second half of a must-win game.
Let's take it in once more from a few angles, shall we?
An aerial view:
The end zone camera:
Among the fans:
It was amazing.
Fans lost their collective minds. Doug Pederson called it one of the most impressive throws he'd ever seen. The Eagles were sprinting towards an improbable postseason berth and Wentz felt like a true, no-brainer franchise quarterback of the future.
Fast forward to today, and things couldn't be more different for Wentz.
The Eagles are still pushing for an improbable playoff berth, but Wentz will the backup for a second straight game behind rookie Jalen Hurts. He set career-worst marks in yards per attempt, completion percentage, and interceptions thrown in 13-plus games this season, and might be done playing for the year.
We don't know if Wentz will even return to his Top 10 QB form, much less his MVP form. We don't even know if Wentz will return next year. We know nothing about his once-bright future. It's bewildering.
Here's hoping Hurts and the Eagles can give us two straight weeks of fun, exciting football to watch when they face the Cards on Sunday.
But it'll certainly continue to be at least a little bittersweet for Eagles fans as we remember what we lost.
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