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Carson Wentz has shown astounding improvement in 1 crucial area

Carson Wentz has shown astounding improvement in 1 crucial area
Published On: Thu, Nov 08
Oct 8, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and quarterback Carson Palmer (3) shake hands after the game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Back in the spring, Carson Wentz said the one thing he really wanted to improve on in 2018 was his accuracy.

a€œI think I was right around 60 percent and I expect more out of myself in that area,a€ he saidA (see story).

Made sense.

Before he got hurt, Wentz completed just 60.2 percent of his passes. Not only was that well below his 62.4 percent figure as a rookie, it was fifth-lowest of the 25 quarterbacks who threw at least 400 passes last year and below last yeara€™s NFL average of 62.1 percent.

The verdict?

Wentz is now one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the NFL.

Ever.

Wentz has jumped from 60.2 percent last year to 70.7 percent halfway through this season, and hea€™s now on pace for one of the 10 most-accurate seasons by a quarterback in NFL history.

The 10.5 percent jump so far is the biggest ever by a quarterback at anywhere near this level.A 

The highest completion percentage ever by a quarterback who had completed 60 percent of his passes or worse the previous year came from Brett Favre, who hit on 56 percent of his passes in 2006 and 66.5 percent the next year.

a€œI think hea€™s just doing a great job anticipating,a€ Nelson Agholor said. a€œHe has great eyes at his aiming point. Anticipation allows for more zip. You anticipate and have great aiming point and you see your target, more zip.A 

a€œGuya€™s always had a strong arm, now it looks even better because hea€™s anticipating so well.a€

Wentza€™s 101.9 passer rating last year was actually highest in NFL history by a quarterback completing only 60 percent of his passes.A 

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