Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and Eagles QB Carson Wentz have burst onto the scene as rookies this season, each leading their team to a winning record and contending for Rookie of the Year. Together, they’ve thrown 18 total touchdown passes and thrown just four interceptions, boasting a combined record of 9-3.
While both players are still extremely young and just getting their feet wet in the NFL, they’re already being compared to some of the greatest quarterbacks to ever step foot on a field.Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews believes their rivalry could be the next Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady.
“Peyton [Manning] and [Tom] Brady, that’s an extremely high honor to be mentioned with those guys,” Matthews said, via ESPN. “… I have spoken highly of Carson and know that he could be named with those guys just with more years of playing.
“And I have a high respect for Dak, too. … You’re talking about a guy who is a poised quarterback, he knows what it means to be a leader, he knows what it means to be game-planned for. And I feel like Carson is the same way. The thing I love about Carson is he has that same ability but he also has a chip on his shoulder.”