This time, it wasn't us bringing up the Nick Foles and Carson Wentz debate. On Tuesday morning, Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre joined ESPN's First Take to talk about his former backup Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and Carson Wentz. Favre offered his view on the Foles/Wentz debate:
"I actually thought that they should have kept Nick Foles rather than Carson Wentz just based off of production and where they got to. They won a Super Bowl with Foles. That was a little bit surprising. They are obviously banking on his upside. How many more years do you let it linger before you stick with him or cut bait?"
Wentz has drawn plenty of Favre comparisons from Doug Pederson, who backed up Favre for seven seasons. Both have a gunslinger mentality which has hurt Wentz this season as he leads the league in interceptions.
Favre was also asked if Carson Wentz is the franchise quarterback for the Eagles they thought they were drafting:
"Tough one… it is puzzling. I think he is very capable. I know he has to stay healthy. The pieces around him, I'm not saying they are good enough or not good enough, but they have to stay healthy and have some consistency. Sometimes I don't even know who he is throwing too. They have just been riddled with injury and that has certainly not helped Carson, and he has been injured himself. Play a full season with your guys and let's see what you are capable of."