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Cardinals coach sold on Eagles star

You don't hear coaches flattering players on other teams to often, but Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals had some high praises for this Eagles star.

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In a somewhat surprising admission the Arizona Cardinals' head coach Bruce Arians said he was a fan of Carson Wentz.

In an interview with Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Show on SportsRadio WIP Monday morning, Arians aired his belief that Wentz would be the next great NFL Quarterback for a variety of reasons.

Arians explained:

"The key is, I think having grit. The guy (Wentz) is tough, smart. But then you put in all that athleticism with it...I think Carson Wentz is going to be a great one.

"I loved Andrew Luck when he was coming out, and Carson is the closest thing to him. They're linebackers playing quarterback and they're tougher than nails.
"You know you got a guy that can lead. That grit, man, you don't know what you have until you get him in the huddle. (Carson) came out of a pro-style offense, which was was extremely well-coached in college. So you knew what you were getting.
"He got the Superman cape on and can make a touchdown out of nothing, like Ben Roethlisberger. There's a lot of Ben in him too."

Arians was on the radio promoting his book, The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback. He coached Ben Roethlisberger to two Super Bowls during his tenure as offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers and assisted young developing quarterbacks throughout the league.

He knows a thing or two about great quarterback potential, and he sees that in Wentz. It just goes to show that all the hype around Wentz this season is well deserved. If a guy like Arians is on the bandwagon, it's pretty safe to climb aboard yourself.

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