The Philadelphia Eagles' decision to summon Jalen Hurts in the second round was one of the most intensely debated NFL topics in the last 10 days.
Carson Wentz is not questioning.
"I'm excited to add you to the team" Wentz said Monday. “I know how important the position of the defender is and how important the dynamics are for me and the other guys in that room. I was blessed to have not only incredible quarterbacks, but incredible humans and friends in that quarterback room. We really endured a lot together and spent a lot together. … Excited to include you in the fold and create a really good and healthy competitive and challenging environment for all of us. "
The Eagles chose TCU's wide receiver, Jalen Reagor, in the first round and used choice # 53 to summon another quarterback instead of adding another star in the attack to help the franchise's quarterback. The team then stockpiled rapid extensions on Day 3, acquiring the 49ers' speedster Marquise Goodwin and recruiting Boise State's John Hightower in the fifth round and Quez Watkins of southern Mississippi on the sixth.
Ohio State chasing J.K. Dobbins was on the board when chief of staff Howie Roseman chose Hurts. Dobbins was two choices later for Baltimore, which had the league's biggest attack in 2019.
"If I start to question Howie and management now, I would really be asking myself," he said. Wentz, which signed a $ 128 million contract extension over four years last summer. “When I signed the deal I made, it was really my way of showing that I trust and believe in what we are doing at Philly and that they trust and believe in me, so I have nothing but confidence and enthusiasm to work with. . "
Hurts was transferred from Alabama to Oklahoma after losing his initial job to Tua Tagovailoa and was runner-up to the Heisman Trophy last year, when he played for 3,851 yards and 32 touchdowns. Eagles will seek to develop their skills and perhaps use it in a variety of ways in attack.
"All I wanted to do was win, stand and hold the Lombardi trophy," he said Wentz, who was forced to watch from the side when a knee injury ended his second season and Nick Foles led the team to the franchise's first Super Bowl title. "Whatever it takes and whatever it looks like, I'm on board. I'm a competitor. I want to be out there. I want to have the ball in my hands; we all do it. But at the same time, whatever it takes us help win, I’m confident that the coaches and everyone will put us in the best position. ”
Wentz In December, the crime led to an injury-free offense to four consecutive victories, with a group of receivers outside the training and transfer squad. The Eagles won the NFC East title, but lost to Seattle in a wildcard game later Wentz suffered a concussion in the first quarter.
"It is scary" Wentz said of the concussion. "It kind of changes a lot of things in your brain, and you only have one of those brains and you need to protect it. It was difficult to see the end of that game. That was the end of our season. It was frustrating not to be out there.
Wentz he became a father for the first time last week when his wife, Madison, gave birth to a daughter, Hadley Jayne. He was able to spend more time with his family because the teams are doing off-season exercises practically during the coronavirus shutdown.
WentzThe AO1 Foundation had to cancel its annual charity softball game, scheduled for Friday at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies. Instead, its foundation, which has already earmarked $ 100,000 for a coronavirus relief effort in the Philadelphia region, will host a "day of relief" on Friday. It is a "24-hour virtual fundraising campaign to support your latest initiative, Love From The Crumb".
"It's a fun and interactive way to give back" Wentz said. "To just give shopping boxes to people on the front lines, people with difficulties, it was fun to see people being blessed during these difficult and difficult times that we are living in."
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