A group of Philadelphia Eagles gamers defended quarterback Carson Wentz within the wake of a report that labeled Wentz as “egocentric,” “uncompromising,” and “egotistical.”
The article, printed Monday morning by the Philly Voice, cites “greater than half a dozen gamers, plus different sources near the group” – all of which have been unnamed. The story paints the picture of a fractured locker room and calls Wentz’s management into query.
A few of Wentz’s teammates shortly fired again.
“Studying by means of this Carson Wentz factor and as a frontrunner on this group none of that’s true Carson is a superb teammate and nice participant we’re all behind him 100% he’s our man and can come again and show the world mistaken,” all-pro defensive sort out Fletcher Cox posted on his verified Twitter account. “For those who bought an issue be at liberty to @ me I’ll reply”
Tight finish Zach Ertz, certainly one of Wentz’s closest buddies, additionally chimed in.
“Don’t imagine every part you learn!!!” Ertz wrote on Twitter. “Carson has been nothing however a GREAT particular person, GREAT teammate and GREAT chief since Day 1. Our locker room stands behind him all the way in which. We are able to’t wait to get again to work and be the perfect group we may be in 2019! #FlyEaglesFly”
Proper sort out Lane Johnson additionally wrote on Twitter: “Whoever wrote that article must examine their “sources”. #fakenews
Carson has been and is our chief and our QB. Y’all know the place to search out me in case you have any points.#flyeaglesfly”
Wentz has been productive over the previous two seasons, throwing for 54 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. In annually, nonetheless, an damage late within the season has compelled him to overlook time and put backup quarterback Nick Foles in management of the offense because the group launched into runs to the postseason.
Behind Foles, the Eagles gained their first Tremendous Bowl title final yr by beating the New England Patriots. Philadelphia reached the divisional spherical this season after beating the Chicago Bears in a wild-card matchup, however the defending champions then fell to the New Orleans Saints.
However the franchise has some choices to make with Foles’ future. Coach Doug Pederson and common supervisor Howie Roseman stated in a information convention final week that Wentz will proceed to be the group’s starter into subsequent season, however the two additionally stated they want to have Foles again.
Foles, 30, has a mutual choice in his contract that the Eagles should first train for the 2019 season. In the event that they do, then Foles will get the possibility to simply accept or decline the choice, price $20 million for subsequent season. If he voids the choice, he has to pay again $2 million
Wentz, in the meantime, is about to enter the ultimate season of his totally assured, four-year rookie contract, although the Eagles can train a fifth-year choice for the 2020 season.
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