Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Carson Wentz added to his league-lead in interceptions early in the second quarter of Sunday's matchup with the Cleveland Browns, and social media let him hear about it.
After the Eagles were able to stop the Browns on fourth-and-goal, the 3-5-1 team seemingly had seized momentum in a Week 11 game with implications on both the NFC and AFC playoff picture. They quickly gave the momentum back, as Wentz tossed an inexcusable interception to Browns' linebacker Sione Takitaki that was returned for a touchdown:
The growing list on Wentz critics quickly took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with his latest turnover:
This was Wentz's 13th interception of the season. The crazy part is that while Wentz has struggled with fumbling in his career, the fifth-year quarterback hasn't typically been someone that throws a ton of interceptions. In his rookie season of 2016, Wentz was picked off 14 times, hardly an outlandish number for a first-year starter. In each of the past three seasons, the former No. 2 overall pick has only thrown seven interceptions.
While there are calls for Wentz to be benched for second-round pick Jalen Hurts, the Eagles' hands are tied financially. Trading or releasing Wentz after the season would leave the Eagles with $59 million in dead cap, likely a prohibitive amount. So Doug Pederson and company, however bleak it may look right now, are financially motivated to correct Wentz's performance.