Ray Didinger praises Wentz after Eagles opener win

Dave Uram
September 09, 2019 - 9:47 am
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum (8) shake hands on the field after the game at Lincoln Financial Field.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-0 in the season after Sunday's defeat of the Washington Redskins. 

DeSean Jackson is grabbing most of the headlines, but WIP and NBC Sports Philadelphia's Ray Didinger says, to him, quarterback Carson Wentz was the most impressive part of the win.

"I thought that was really critical, because one of the things that really defined him, I thought, two years ago, when he had what I think we all kind of agree was an MVP season, was that he was the No. 1 third-down quarterback in all of football, and by a large margin," Didinger said of Wentz's third-down success in the Eagles' 32-27 season opening win.

Didinger told KYW Newsradio taht Wentz was "... just playing with great confidence, moving around in the pocket, seeing the field and throwing the deep ball as well as I've ever seen him throw it."

Listen for more of the conversation.