LeBron: "My favorite player right now is Carson Wentz."
The Philadelphia Eagles improved to an NFL-best 10-1 yesterday afternoon with another blowout victory, this time against the Chicago Bears. The Eagles' 31-3 win marks their ninth straight, and fourth consecutive win by at least 23 points.
Once again, their star quarterback Carson Wentz was dominant. For the fifth time this season, Wentz tossed three touchdown passes bringing his season total to 28, and he hasn't thrown an interception since October 29th.
His stellar play has the Eagles well on their way to clinching the NFC East crown for the first time since 2013. According to ESPN, Philadelphia would secure the division title if the Cowboys (5-6) lose or tie Washington on Thursday night.
Even a noted Cowboys fan like LeBron James can't say a bad thing about Wentz. In fact, LeBron says the Eagles' QB is his favorite player right now.
With the Cavs in Philly tonight to take on the Sixers, LeBron spoke about some of his favorite players in the NFL, including Wentz.
"My favorite player right now is Carson Wentz," James said Monday morning. "I told my brother that early in the season that I just love the way he plays the game. The way that he's able to get to progressions throughout the course of a three-step drop or a five-step drop, and if everything breaks down, his ability to run, get outside the pocket, either make passes or get yards with his feet.
"He's a very smart player from the outside looking in, obviously, and they've got a really good team. I'm a Cowboys fan, I'm a Browns fan, but I'm a fan of sports and I know sports."
Wentz and co. will travel to Seattle next week for a showdown against the 7-4 Seahawks, and they open as 4-point favorites.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Wentz's 28 TDs this season trail only Dan Marino in 1984 (30) and Kurt Warner in 1999 (29) for the most passing TDs through 11 team games by a first- or second-year quarterback.