It’s been a big week for the Philadelphia Eagles and a monumental one for Carson Wentz. The second overall pick is set to become the only Eagles rookie quarterback to start in the season opener after the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings. So where was the NDSU star when he got the call from Doug Pederson, informing him of this weeks developments?
Carson Wentz was lying in cornfield hunting geese in NJ when he got call from Doug Pederson. Said he got only 1 goose. "Not a good morning."
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) September 5, 2016
However, this hasn’t stopped the rookie from getting straight to work and establishing himself as the leader of this team.
Wentz says he is starting to study the #Browns defense #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) September 5, 2016
Carson Wentz says he’s very confident in himself and confident in this team. He’s excited to be starting.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) September 5, 2016
Zach Ertz: I was initially disappointed that Sam was traded, but I've worked too hard to feel that way. Carson called me and that ended that
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) September 5, 2016
The Carson Wentz era has officially started in Philadelphia, albeit in the most unlikely of places.
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