Carson Wentz reflects on time with Eagles, why things went south
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Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz says he has no hard feeling toward the Philadelphia Eagles and will always remember the good memories they created together. In the 2016 NFL draft, the Eagles selected Wentz with the second overall pick.
After the 2020 season ended, the Eagles moved on from Wentz. Wentz got off to a strong start to his Eagles tenure as he was playing on an MVP level in 2017 before suffering a torn ACL. "It was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun," Wentz said, per CBS Sports.
"Obviously we had a lot of success there. Winning the Super Bowl up there was pretty special. Being a part of that was pretty cool. It's quite the city, quite the fan base, quite the experience. I'll definitely cherish my time there but obviously being on the other end now, it'll look a little different.
It was a fun couple years there while I was up there. I definitely cherished my time there."
Wentz on what went wrong while he was with the Eagles
After returning from a torn ACL injury, Wentz never looked the same. After disappointing back-to-back seasons, the Eagles decided to trade Wentz after the 2020 season.
Now, Wentz admits it could have been better if he simply performed better. "I don't know," Wentz said. "That's such a big question that I've answered many times I think your perspective changes when you grow up, you know.
There's always things I look back on. Man, I could have been better here. I could have been better as a person, as a teammate, lots of things you do take for granted. I definitely cherished my time I had up there. It was definitely a wild ride in many, many ways." This Sunday, Wentz's Commanders will be clashing against the Eagles.
The Eagles, led by 24-year-old quarterback Jalen Hurts, are 2-0 through the first two games. On the other side, Wentz's Commanders are looking to beat the Eagles and improve to 2-1. "It's been fun. It's been a lot of fun," Wentz said.
"It's a younger team with a lot of guys that are hungry, hungry to win. It's been fun to be a part of it, kind of having a different leadership role being one of the older guys in the locker room. We're just getting started here, but hopefully we can find a level of play that's consistent as we get going here."