There is a blistering topic about Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz unrolling … according to Joseph Santoliquito of PhillyVoice, league and Eagles sources said “they thought Wentz may have been the root of the Eagles’ offensive problems” throughout the 2018 season. Here’s some of what Santoliquito stated in the report:
But while the sentiment in the Eagles’ locker room is that Foles is “universally loved,” Wentz isn’t.
His aw-shucks, overgrown-Opie-from-Mayberry routine plays well with the local and national media. Indeed, sources describe Wentz as “incredibly hard working,” “determined,” and “highly intelligent.” But the true Wentz is more nuanced and complicated, with sources describing him as “selfish,” “uncompromising,” “egotistical,” one who plays “favorites” and doesn’t like to be “questioned,” one who needs to “practice what he preaches” and fails “to take accountability.”
Numerous sources confirmed Wentz was once verbally attacked by a highly respected teammate for not being “a team guy.”
“Carson Wentz’s biggest enemy is Carson Wentz,” one source said. “He’s had his ass kissed his whole life, and sometimes acts like he’s won 10 Super Bowls, when he hasn’t played in, let alone won, a playoff game yet. Everyone around him wants good things for him. He did more thinking on the field than he did playing (in 2018). You don’t have to be a brain surgeon or a football expert to see how differently this team plays and reacts with one guy as opposed to the other.”
This obviously is not a great way to start the week.
This is the first time something aroused in the Eagles locker room since November when a teammate of Wentz reportedly said, “I feel like we’re over-targeting Zach Ertz.”
Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox had something to say regarding the incident via Twitter:
Reading through this Carson Wentz thing and as a leader on this team none of that is true Carson is a great teammate and great player we are all behind him 100% he’s our guy and will come back and prove the world wrong. If you got a problem feel free to @ me I’ll respond
— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) January 21, 2019
Hopefully Cox is the one with truth because the last thing the Eagles need is locker room drama. Ugh.
Update: Eagles TE Zach Ertz and RT Lane Johnson also tweeted about the commotion via Twitter:
Don’t believe everything you read!!! Carson has been nothing but a GREAT person, GREAT teammate and GREAT leader since Day 1. Our locker room stands behind him all the way. We can’t wait to get back to work and be the best team we can be in 2019! #FlyEaglesFly
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) January 21, 2019
Whoever wrote that article needs to check their “sources”. #fakenews
Carson has been and is our leader and our QB. Y’all know where to find me if you have any issues.#flyeaglesfly
— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) January 21, 2019