Doug Pederson says the Philadelphia Eagles will stick with Carson Wentz for next week's game against the Seattle Seahawks despite the quarterback's struggles.
"If you get to that spot where you don't start him or you bench him, I think you're sending the wrong message to your football team that this season is over, and that's a bad message," Pederson said. "We have to work through this. When times get tough, sometimes that might be the easy thing to do.
"This sport is bigger than one guy. We all have a hand in it and we all have to fix it," he said.
Wentz finished 21-of-35 for 235 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Eagles are 3-6-1 in the muddled NFC East.
"The media, you guys can ask whatever questions you want. I know that's part of the deal. I know it's always a scrutinized position, playing quarterback, and that's what I signed up for when I came out and played quarterback going back to high school. I can take it," Wentz said on questions about him being benched. "I can wear it. Are we playing as good as we can as a team? No. Am I playing my best football? No. There were some circumstances out there today that we left some plays out there on the field. We'll be critical, we'll go back and watch the tape.
"You guys can ask whatever questions you want, bring up whatever you want and for me, I'm just going to put my head down and go to work."