Carson Wentz speaks on meeting Eagles for first time since their split
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 1906
Carson Wentz is looking forward to meeting the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3 but adds he is trying not to get too excited ahead of the Washington Commanders and Eagles matchup. The Eagles, who drafted Wentz at No. 1 in the 2016 NFL draft, decided to part ways with the quarterback following the conclusion of the 2020 season.
Wentz was struggling in his last three seasons in Philadelphia and the Eagles weren't willing to give any more chance. In Week 3, Wentz will get a chance to meet his old team for the first time since their split. “I know that’ll be a big game.
A lot of emotions,” Wentz said on NFL Network, per Pro Football Talk. “I’m sure fans will eat that one up and it’ll be fun — make for a good storyline. But at the end of the day, it’s going to be just another ballgame.
It’s going to be a huge divisional game for us when that one comes. So I’m excited for it, but at the same time, I’m trying not to get too excited for that one, because, again, it’s just football. Can’t press.
Can’t do too much”.
Wentz given a chance in Washington
The past few seasons have been rough for Wentz. Wentz, who was traded from the Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts last year, was described as a good guy by the Colts staff and players but the team moved on from him after the 2021 season.
The Eagles and Colts moved on from Wentz but Commanders head coach Ron Rivera is happy to have him. "The one thing I do look at [is] the fact that at one point he was 11-2," Rivera said. "And, of course, he hurt his knee — a year where he was talked about in the MVP conversation.
So there's a lot of things that go into play, a lot of things happen. But to us, this was a positive. We were looking for a guy of his stature, with his kind of ability. So to be able to pick him up and make the deal for him, we feel very positive about that."