Doug Pederson compares Carson Wentz to Peyton Manning
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson compared quarterback Carson Wentz's preparation for games to Peyton Manning, he told reporters on Monday.
"It's Peyton Manning-ish,” Pederson said of Wentz's film study and prep. “You hate to label him, but that's how Peyton prepared. That's how these top guys prepare. He has that now as a young quarterback. That will just carry him throughout his career.”
Wentz is off to a 3–0 start to the season after the Eagles defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 34–3 on Sunday. Wentz finished the day with 23 of 31 passes completed for 301 yards and two touchdowns. It marked the first time in his career that he surpassed 300 yards in a game.
Wentz has not thrown an interception in his first 100 career pass attempts, which has never been accomplished by a rookie quarterback.
Wentz's girlfriend, Melissa Uhrich, has previously noted that Wentz was once caught watching film under the table at a date. North Dakota State's offensive coordinator told NFL scouts that if Wentz was asked to work 60 hours, the quarterback would put in 80.