The Philadelphia Eagles will be officially kicking off the Carson Wentz era this Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns. The rookie quarterback was officially named the starter after the team shipped Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.
Wentz has been preparing for this moment since the Eagles selected him with the second-overall pick.
“The whole time, all along, it was just getting ready for whenever this time would come,” Wentz said during his Monday afternoon press conference. “I knew I was ready. I knew I was taking the mental reps being out the last couple weeks. Even going into the first preseason game I felt very confident, felt like I’ve developed at a fast pace. Now it’s here and I’m really confident in myself and confident in this team.”
Wentz isn’t just trying to sell everyone by his words. His actions resemble his preparation to become the starting quarterback as well.
“I walked in the building at 5:45 a.m. this morning and Carson was already in the film room.” Pederson said during his press conference before the team’s practice today.
For a rookie, Wentz doesn’t seem to have that type of mentality. He’s ready to get to work and lead this team. He’s taken his preparation very seriously since arriving in Philadelphia.
During his second day practicing as the team’s starting quarterback, Wentz broke down the team huddle before the practice began. He’s already stepping up and showing his leadership qualities to his teammates.
The quarterback room is completely different than it was a couple weeks ago. Bradford is out, Wentz becomes the starter, and Chase Daniel remains the backup.
A lot of change has occurred to the Eagles days before the regular season opener, but that hasn’t seemed to phase Wentz.