The Eagles’ offense is not the powerhouse, elite-unit it was so supposed to be for a number of reasons. Injuries. Drops. Bad play calls at times and poor play all around. The blame does not fall on the shoulder of one player or coach.
One of the main issues, however, has been the accuracy of the quarterback.
According to Pro Football Reference, of the 32 quarterbacks that qualify by taking enough snaps, Wentz is 31st out of 32 in percentage of passes that are on target. Of his 343 passes, 61 were deemed “bad throws” by Pro Football Reference, which is eighth most in the league. Neither of those stats have anything to do with drops — they are simply about Wentz’s accuracy, or lack thereof so far this season.
Speaking of drops, there is no denying that they have been an issue for the Eagles. Wentz has seen 20 of his passes dropped, per Pro Football Reference, fifth most in the NFL. The drops, however, are not an excuse for his struggles in the passing game. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has had more passes dropped (22) and a larger percentage of his passes dropped. He has also attempted two fewer passes. Despite that, he has more yards, more touchdowns, a higher completion percentage and a higher passer rating.
Wentz’s accuracy issues have mainly come in two ways — the bail sailing on him and making easy catches tougher.