The Carson Wentz era is in full effect in Philadelphia and also the Super Bowl LII champion is enthusiastic about his potential with the Eagles.
Following his signing the dotted line last Thursday on a four-year extension worth up to $144 million, Wentz dealt with the media Monday about his quick decision to stay with the group that drafted him second overall a mere 3 years back.
“I feel the two sides wanted to do it. I knew I wanted this to be home for a long time,” Wentz said, donned in a dapper green suit with an Eagles pin fastened to his lapel. “Ever since being hammered, it’s felt like house and therefore, as soon as we found something that has been a win-win and also a fair opportunity, I jumped at it , as I said, I really like this place. I want to be here for a while.
“I really don’t think this civilization or this town could fit me better, just with all the fire that they bring and how awful they would like to win and I am wired exactly the same way.”
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While Wentz did not dive too deep into the particulars of the discussions, the quarterback noticed that talks had been in the works for a few months and that he didn’t need to bog himself down with the facts, having confidence in his representatives and the company to find a happy medium.
“There was a lot of different ways this thing could have went. I left it up to them and said’You guys do what you do’ I have a good deal of trust in what they do and the way they operate, so I had been in the know and not out of this loop, but in the exact same time I did not need to get overly involved,” he said. “I had been concentrated on OTAs and we’re out here as a staff. I believe this ended up working out since it was supposed to.”
Though the 2019 season will only be Wentz’s fourth in the NFL, the North Dakota State merchandise has achieved quite a bit in his young career. Numbers don’t lie and both the Eagles and Wentz have brought some eye-popping digits to the table, both on and off the field. However, the magic was powerful since Wentz came aboard, and both sides believe that the good times will merely keep rolling from here.
“They found something unique in me and in the same time in saw something special in this location. I really could see the chemistryI could see the culture, the makeup from the moment I arrived here on my trip ahead of the draft,” he shared. “I knew there was something different here, I knew there was something special and we were able to accomplish something particular a couple years back.
“It has been quite the ride for all these couple years but I’m quite excited about what the future brings.”