Carson Wentz is amassing fans in high places.
NBA superstar LeBron James revealed to reporters Monday in Philadelphia he enjoys watching the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback play more than he does any other NFL player.
“My favorite player right now is Carson Wentz,” James said, per NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Andrew Kulp. “I told my brother earlier in the season that I just love the way he plays the game.
“The way he’s able to get to his progressions throughout a three-step drop or five-step drop, and then if everything breaks down, his ability to run, get outside the pocket.
“He can make passes or get yards with his feet. Very smart player, from the outside looking in, obviously. And they’ve got a really good team. I’m a Cowboys fan (and) a Browns fan, but I’m a fan of sports and I know sports.”
NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jessica Camerato shared James’ other favorite NFL players to watch — among them Wentz’s potential competition for MVP, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Wentz indeed is garnering plenty of MVP consideration while leading the Eagles to an NFL-best 10-1 record through Week 12, and his impressive stats also warrant James’ admiration.
Time will tell whether Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown or Brady can change James’ mind in the near future. Judging purely on stats, Brady probably has the best chance to overtake Wentz in the race for the MVP award — and James’ affection.
Maybe Wentz’s Eagles and Brady’s Patriots just should face off Feb. 4 in Super Bowl LII to decide who makes for better watching?
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