Philadelphia Eagles defend Carson Wentz after report on 'selfish' QB

Tanya Simon
Января 21, 2019

Sources within and outside the Eagles organization paint Wentz as a complex personality who, while "incredibly hard-working" and "intelligent", is seen in the team's locker room as "selfish", "uncompromising", "egotistical", and lacking in accountability, according to the PhillyVoice's Joe Santoliquito.

Foles' contract includes a $1 million bonus for playing 33 percent of the Eagles' snaps this season, but because he left the final game of the regular season against Washington with bruised ribs, he fell four snaps short. "Carson is a great teammate and great player, we are all behind him 100%".

Foles repeatedly has said he loves the Eagles and Philadelphia, but Carson Wentz is the starter. "Carson has been nothing but a GREAT person, GREAT teammate and GREAT leader since Day 1".

Santoliquito pointed to the departures of former OC Frank Reich, now the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, and John DeFilippo, who recently joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as their OC, as a major reason for the issues surrounding Wentz. According to the Voice's sources, while Wentz "didn't want to run numerous concepts, because he felt that was "Foles" stuff, ' ... as anyone who watched the Eagles could see, Foles and the Eagles" offense was successful running their "normal stuff'". It also comes with being able to take constructive criticism.

With the Eagles building their team around Wentz for the future, the expectation is that multiple teams will have interest in adding Foles this offseason. He has to learn that it's not always about him and that's partly what hurt this team this year.

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Shortly after the report was published, Wentz's teammates started standing up for the franchise quarterback. I love this locker room.

A similar dynamic unfolded this season, with a back injury sidelining Wentz, a year after his season was ended by a severe knee injury.

He got them a Super Bowl ring last season and brought them back to the postseason in 2019.

Players such as Lane Johnson, Zach Ertz, Torrey Smith, and others came to Wentz defense in a strong way.

Neither the Eagles nor Wentz has commented on the report.

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