Cris Carter on Carson Wentz

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Cris Carter: Carson Wentz will win a Super Bowl

Andrew Porter
July 19, 2019 - 8:38 am
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Former Philadelphia Eagles, now NFL analyst, Cris Carter is extremely high on his former team heading into 2019. 

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On FS1's First Things First, Carter said he believes Carson Wentz will win a Super Bowl for the Eagles and talked about the importance of getting deep threat DeSean Jackson back, and what he'll do for the offense. 

"DeSean Jackson is one of the keys to what they're trying to do," Carter said. "I believe in institutional talent. They have that with (general manager) Howie Roseman. They're putting all of the pieces around Carson. I believe Carson is going to win a Super Bowl for the Philadelphia Eagles. But DeSean Jackson is going to open up that offense. Because he can stretch it, it makes (Alshon) Jeffery a better possession receiver, it makes (Nelson) Agholor a better slot receiver, it makes (Zach) Ertz—Ertz can still do his thing there at the tight end. Their ability to be able to run the ball, it should be there better than it has been the last couple of years. So they have all of the pieces. I believe their defense, especially to start the season, will be a little bit more consistent like they were at the end of the season."

Another interesting point Carter makes, is the potential for Philadelphia to play rookie offensive lineman Andre Dillard at the guard position. 

"When you talk to offensive line coaches, offensive coordinators, there's a theory that the way to make the offensive line better—there's so much emphasis on passing—is try to have three tackles inside your starting lineup," Carter explained. "So one of your guards, if you can make him a tackle—and you're talking about with Andre Dillard, the kid from Washington State. If he's able, (Jason) Peters can stay healthy and you can move (Dillard) to guard, you've got a tackle—big guy—playing guard. So it's going to help out your pass protection."

The Eagles are tied for the sixth shortest odds to win the Super Bowl at 14-1.