With the team in pads for the first time this summer and the intensity ratcheted up a few notches, Wentz unofficially went 25-for-25 in 7-on-7 action and 15-for-15 during full-team drills.
“It’s only one practice so I’m not getting too excited,” offensive coordinator Frank Reich said, “but that’s probably as well as we’ve executed in the passing game since I’ve been here.”
One sequence in particular spoke to how dialed-in Wentz was. He threaded one down the seam to wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who made an over-the-shoulder, fingertip grab in traffic, then ran the length of the field so he could flip the ball to a young boy wearing one of Wentz’s “AO1” T-shirts. A beat later, Wentz hurled a sideline pass that at first glance looked as though it had no chance but dropped in over top of the defense and right into the arms of tight end Zach Ertz.
“It was great,” Alshon Jeffery said. “I think Carson did a great job spinning it, we as receivers did a great job catching it, O-line did a great job protecting, and we had run plays, we had some pretty good runs as well.”
Scares for Jeffery, Johnson
The quality offensive performance looked as though it might get overshadowed by a more significant story, as Jeffery landed on his shoulder during one-on-ones and drew the attention of trainers. He sat out…
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