Carson Wentz responds to idea of Jadeveon Clowney signing with Philadelphia
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is well aware that expectations remain as high as ever going into the 2020 NFL season. The Eagles could very well be one of the teams looking to make a splash with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the prospect of the Eagles taking Clowney after he ended the season for Wentz last year. According to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia, there seems to be no hard feelings:
“Listen, at the end of the day, I’ll trust Howie with that,” Wentz said Thursday. “That play happened, it is what it is. That’s football. It was an unfortunate way to end end season for me personally, but I have respect for Jadeveon, he’s a heck of a player.”
Wentz added that he does not hold any ill will toward Clowney for the hit.
“I don’t think he had any ill will with that hit,” Wentz said. “That’s part of football. But he’s a heck of a player, so I trust Howie to make the right decisions to make our team the best we can be.”
It is no secret that the hit Clowney laid on Wentz was a cheap shot. Not only did his season come to an end for the third year in a row, the Eagles went on to lose to the Seattle Seahawks 17-9.
Although the prospect of them now joining forces may seem far-fetched, it is evident that Philadelphia is looking to do whatever it can to make one more big splash this offseason. Clowney remains a free agent and has made it clear he will take a patient approach until he reaches a deal of his liking.
The three-time Pro Bowler is hoping to become one of the highest-paid pass rushers in the league. It will be interesting to see if Roseman is willing to make that kind of investment.