Quarterback Carson Wentz received NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors thanks to his performance Monday night in the 34-24 win over the Redskins. Wentz finished the evening with 268 passing yards, four touchdowns, and a career-best 63 rushing yards against just one interception.
Wentz leads the NFL with a career-high 17 touchdowns this season. He's the youngest NFL quarterback (24 years old) to throw 17 touchdowns and no more than four interceptions in the first seven games of a season since Dan Marino (23 years old) back in 1984. Wentz also became the fifth Eagles quarterback since 1950 to record multiple four-touchdown games in a season.
Wentz last won the award back in Week 3 of last season after he finished with 301 passing yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers.
The second-year quarterback has the Eagles in the midst of a five-game win streak and a 3-0 start in the NFC East. The Eagles currently claim the NFL's best record at 6-1, a mark the franchise has reached for the first time since they started 7-0 back in 2004.
"I just think that he played extremely well," head coach Doug Pederson stated. "He understands the game plan. Listen, he studies and prepares like I've never seen before in a quarterback. And to be this young and to hang in there and take shot after shot, it's just amazing to me that ... a lot of guys would probably duck and run or throw the ball away and that's just not in him. That's just not his demeanor. He's going to continue to shoot the ball down the field. And you just see his mental and physical toughness. And it's fun to watch when it's clicking like that and he's playing that well."