Eagles QB Carson Wentz has always seen ‘something special’ in Philadelphia
“From the moment they traded up for me they saw something special in me, and that means a lot.
And at the same time, I saw something special in this place. I could see the chemistry, the culture, the makeup from the moment I came here on my visit before the draft even. I knew there was something different here, something special.”
Even after his first meeting with the Eagles days before the 2016 NFL Draft, he already saw himself living in Philadelphia for at least a decade, per the ESPN report.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 7, 2019
Wentz’s comments come in the aftermath of the four-year, $128 million contract extension he agreed to on June 6. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal includes $107.9 million in guaranteed money and $66 million due at signing.
Wentz struck a new deal with the Eagles two months after Seattle Seahawks gave quarterback Russell Wilson a four-year, $140 million contract extension in April. This includes $107 million in guaranteed money, per ESPN.
Regarding his new deal, Wentz told ESPN, “It’s something both sides wanted to get done.” He added he wanted Philadelphia “to be home for a long time.”
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— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 6, 2019
That means good news for Eagles fans. Plus, Wentz isn’t satisfied with a solitary Super Bowl title. The Eagles won Super Bowl LII with Nick Foles under center. Wentz didn’t play because he was recovering from ACL surgery on his left knee.
“I don’t think this city, this culture could fit me any better, just with the passion (the fans) bring and how bad they want to win, and I’m wired the same way,” Wentz told ESPN on Monday.