Josh Allen is No. 87.
Kyler Murray is No. 90.
He was nowhere to be found in NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2020, revealed this week. And Wentz admitted Thursday evening that he'll use that as motivation if there is a 2020 season to be motivated for.
On Thursday evening, on a Zoom call Wentz did with Philly media, I asked Wentz about the snub.
"You've seen me over the years," he said. "I usually don't get caught up in a lot of that stuff. When I see it, I usually wish I didn't see it or didn't hear about it. But you can always use anything and everything as just a little bit of extra motivation. So it is what it is, voted on by the players. I'm not going to let that cause me to lose any sleep or anything, but I do look forward to going out this year and showing what I can do with my teammates."
Wentz last year threw for 4,000 yards with 27 touchdowns and 7 interceptions despite throwing to the NFL's worst collection of wide receivers. He completed 64% of his passes, had a 93.1 passer rating and became the first QB in history to throw for 4,000 yards without a WR over 500 yards. Alshon Jeffery led the team's WRs with 490 yards.
Wentz was 5th in the NFL in TD passes last year, 9th in passing yards and 4th in interception ratio despite a shaky cast around him.
Some 970 NFL players voted in the poll.
But I'm not sure how much credibility any poll has when Pat Mahomes isn't No. 1.
Quarterbacks ranked ahead of Wentz were Lamar Jackson (No. 1), Russell Wilson (No. 2), Mahomes (No. 4), Drew Brees (No. 12), Tom Brady (No. 14), Aaron Rodgers (No. 16), Deshaun Watson (No. 20), Jimmy Garoppolo (No. 43), Dak Prescott (No. 43), Kirk Cousins (No. 58) and Ryan Tannehill (No. 68), along with Allen and Murray.
Wentz was No. 3 in 2018 and No. 96 last year.
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