Philadelphia and Carson Wentz face off with the Cleveland Browns - the team that passed on the quarterback - on Sunday, Nov. 22. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV.
Wentz has been inconsistent, turnover prone and barely looked like himself for much of this season. Still, hes got the Eagles (3-5-1) leading the pathetic NFC East and they wont be an easy matchup for the Browns (6-3), who just may be a legitimate playoff contender.
Rewind to 2016. The Browns were desperate for a franchise quarterback, and their front office at the time was not enthralled with Wentz. So they traded the No. 2 overall pick and a fourth-round selection to the Eagles for five picks, including first-rounders in 2016 and 2017.
Philly took Wentz, and never looked back.
Wentzs stats in 2020 are alarming for a player of his stature.
His 12 interceptions lead the NFL. Hes 32nd in completion percentage (58.2). His 73.1 rating is a career worst and hes been sacked a league-high 35 times.
The game starts at noon (1 p.m. ET) and will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial. FOX will televise the game.
WILD WEATHER: Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield may have played at Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin down the plain. But hes never experienced anything like the blustery conditions Cleveland faced in its past two home games.
The two windiest games I have ever been a part of, he said.
With gusts over 50 mph in both games, Mayfield went a combined 24 of 45 for 254 yards in a loss to Las Vegas and win over Houston, but he acknowledged missing some throws because he didnt play the wind correctly. He needs to fix that.
Just learning that on some of these throws, you really had to put some mustard behind them and try and judge the wind as best as possible, he said.
ONCE UPON A TIME: Pederson won three games as a starting quarterback, one with Cleveland.
In 2000, Pederson replaced injured starter Tim Couch and went 1-7 with the Browns, who knocked off New England and former Cleveland coach Bill Belichick.
That was obviously one of the high points of that season, he said. We ended up 3-13 that year, but that was definitely a high point.
Pederson enjoyed his brief time in Cleveland.
A great sports town, he said. It is an exciting place to play any kind of professional sports, whether it is basketball, baseball or football. I loved living there. I know the team was not as good, but at the same time, it was a great experience for me.
TOUGH TWOSOME: Clevelands running game is both unique and unmatched. Chubb finished second to Tennessees Derrick Henry for the rushing title a year ago, and Hunt led the NFL as a rookie with Kansas City in 2017.
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz knows his unit will be facing its most daunting challenge this season.
They know what they want to do in the run game, Schwartz said. Nothing sort of takes them out of it. Theres not a whole lot you can do scheme-wise that forces them to do something else. They are going to run it.
MOVING TIME: Wentzs strugglescan be attributed to a number of things: inaccuracy, injuries, lineup changes. Calling plays has been a problem, too.
Pederson acknowledged that he needs to do a better job of moving Wentz outside the pocket. On the two plays he called last week to slide Wentz to the edge, the Eagles gained 40 yards.
I think I can do more, Pederson said. We did a couple in the game the other day and they worked. I think I can dial some more up and get him out, because he is dynamic out there.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.