By NICHOLAS BRUENS
Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott are starting NFL quarterbacks. They are entrusted with knowing the team inside and out and their restive teams season rest on their shoulders … and they’re also rookies.
This is their first season in a strange city away from their families with a city’s worth of pressure sitting on their shoulders. The similarities continue to stack up. Both were expected to sit on the bench the whole season. Both had questions when they were drafted by there respective teams and both are doing a great job.
Carson Wentz, the second overall pick from North Dakota State, has led his Philadelphia Eagles to a 2-0 start becoming to first rookie QB to win his first two starts without a team turnover. He is a contender for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award and looks have a bright future in Philly.
Prescott, a fourth round pick from Mississippi Sate, hasn’t won both of his first to games but has yet to commit a turnover. he is also a contender for the OROY Award and could be the permanent successor to Tony Romo for Dallas.
With two young figure like this at their disposal, it is no surprise that the news media have constantly talking about these two. On the Fox Sports show, “Skip and Shannon Undisputed,” Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe and a lengthy debate over who is better. One of may discussions comparing the two young stars.
The media also ha the added benefit of these young men playing in the same division. Went and Prescott will play each other twice a year. This scenario provides the means for a rivalry to be cooked up among these two and as a result a story that has legs to be covered for 10 to 15 years.
“Wentz vs. Prescott” is a headline you may want to get used to.