The Eagles’ Anointed One, at least for a day, is The Kid with the Golden Arm

Today was The Great Unknown.

Nobody had a damn clue how Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz would do in his opening-game start.

After all, the kid hadn’t played all that much at a small school in North Dakota for gosh sakes and had played only a few snaps in the preseason opener before a couple ribs cracked like walnuts.

Apparently out of stillness comes swiftness and out of patience comes energy.

What Carson Wentz wrought in his debut was dazzling.

He completed 22 of 37 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns, had zero turnovers, a 101 quarterback rating, and was eminently composed and poised in a 29-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns at the Linc on Sunday.

But before they rename Philadelphia Carson City, keep in perspective that these were the Browns, arguably the worst team in pro football.

Perhaps someday Wentz will be the lord of the manor with no limits to his dominion.

But it’s certainly a rush to judgment to proclaim that now.

Of course, now Great Expectations will be perched upon the kid’s shoulder pads.

Eagles fans are hungry for a franchise quarterback. And once they’ve had a taste, like a lion eating flesh, they never get over it.


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