Many would be satisfied with just making it to the playoffs, but Wentz claims the team is hungry to accomplish more. Wentz said after the Eagles victory over the New York Giants, that he was just grateful to be healthy and help lead the team back into the playoffs.
“I'm just extremely grateful to be healthy and to be playing in this meaningful game,” said Wentz via Tim McManus of ESPN. “And I know the guys are fired up. We're fired up. It was quite the regular season for us, with a lot of ups and downs, and the way we responded late in the year with our backs against the wall, to do what we did and to get to this moment, I think guys are thankful for it. But we're still hungry.”
This might be Wentz most impressive job since coming into the league based on the lack of playmakers around him. In Sunday's game against the Eagles, running back Boston Scott was the team's leading receiver. Other guys like Greg Ward Jr, Robert Davis, and tight end Deontay Burnett have all had to step up and fill the void left by injuries.
The Eagles will host the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round on Sunday with kickoff coming shortly after 4:30 PM ET.