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CBS analyst Bart Scott: I was wrong about Carson Wentz being 'fool's gold'

Last week, CBS analyst Bart Scott called Eagles rookie Carson Wentz "fool's gold." Now he's signing a different tune.

Looks like one Eagles critic has jumped onboard the Wentz Wagon.

Last week, while just about every NFL analyst was praising Carson's Wentz's unlikely 2-0 start, CBS analyst Bart Scott criticized the Eagles rookie, labeling him "fool's gold."

"He's played the JV. He could play Towson University and get a harder challenge than playing those two teams," Scott noted.

Of course, Wentz faced the Pittsburgh Steelers just days later and came away with a dominating 34-3 win, leading the Eagles to a 3-0 start. Wentz himself was impressive, going 22 for 31 for 301 yards and two touchdowns, good enough to become the first Eagles player named the NFC offensive player of the week since 2014.

In fact, Wentz has been the best quarterback in the league through the first three weeks and  the best-performing rookie quarterback of the past decade, according to the numbers crunchers at Pro Football Focus.

So was Scott wrong to call Wentz's fool's gold?

"I would take that back," Scott said when asked about his comment by Damon Amendolara during an appearance on The DA Show on Wednesday night. "I'm man enough to say when I'm wrong."

Despite offering some cautious praise of Wentz and the Eagles, Scott isn't willing to crown the rookie quarterback, noting that Mark Sanchez faltered after also starting 3-0 as a rookie. The former NFL linebacker added that two of the Eagles win came against "subpar teams" and that they caught an injured Steelers team at the right time.

"Could he be the real deal? Yes, but I'm not about to judge and call a rookie the real deal until he's been in the league for three years," Scott said, saying he was going to withhold judgment on Wentz until after the Eagles' Week 8 matchup with the Cowboys.

"Is the kid playing well? Yes. But he has a lot of support around him," Scott said, agreeing with Amendolara's praise of the offense Doug Pederson has crafted for Wentz. "I want to see what happens when he gets into a firefight."