Jadaveon Clowney hit knocks Carson Wentz out of NFL playoff game
In a gritty, defensive struggle during Wild Card weekend, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was sent to the locker room in the first quarter after a punishing collision with Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Jadaveon Clowney.
No flag was thrown on the play, although Eagles fans certainly argued it was a dirty hit by Clowney. Here is video of the play.
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) January 5, 2020
Clowney, the former South Carolina standout and No. 1 overall pick, is known for his violent hits, and this one forced the Eagles to throw in veteran journeyman Josh McCown at quarterback in a win-or-go-home Wild Card matchup at home.
Reports surfaced during the second quarter that Wentz would need to undergo further concussion testing, although no official designation has been given for his injury status the rest of the game.
Sal Paolantonio reports that Carson Wentz’s wife has been escorted to Eagles locker area.
Once Wentz was removed from medical tent to locker room for further concussion testing, it raised level of concern for @Eagles.
It’s a medical decision. No official word yet.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 5, 2020
After being traded from the Houston Texans, Clowney’s play this season for the Seahawks has earned him Pro Bowl Alternate honors, while Carson Wentz has helped carry the Eagles into the postseason despite a lack of talent surrounding him.
If Wentz is unable to return it would be huge for the Seahawks chances in Philadelphia, but fans will dispute whether or not it was a dirty hit long after the game is over. What do you think?