Carson Wentz on Eagles’ draft choice Jalen Hurts: ‘I am excited so as to add him to the workforce’

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz met with the media on a convention name on Monday, and he was requested in regards to the workforce’s second-round draft number of former Oklahoma signal-caller Jalen Hurts.

Wentz stated that he understands the addition of a quarterback was a chance due to how the roster was laid out earlier than the draft, and he wasn’t involved in regards to the spot they selected to select one due to the funding the Eagles made in him.

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The Eagles signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million contract final June.

Wentz stated if he “was to begin questioning [General Manager] Howie [Roseman] now, I’d be questioning myself” as properly.

“I’m excited so as to add him to the workforce,” Wentz stated of the previous Sooners’ quarterback. “I understand how essential the quarterback place is and the dynamic is for me and different guys in that room.”

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When Wentz was requested about sharing the sector with Hurts, he stated “no matter’s going to assist us win” earlier than saying that he’s ready to see how these wrinkles will play out as a result of the workforce continues to be working via the playbook.

Philadelphia drafted former TCU vast receiver Jalen Reagor with its first-round choose and chosen two extra gamers on the place later within the draft, however with Wentz consistently injured, the Eagles needed to solidify their backup quarterback place simply in case.

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Final season, Wentz threw for 4,039 yards, 27 touchdowns, and solely seven interceptions whereas finishing 63.9 p.c of his passes, to go together with a 93.1 passer ranking.

As a workforce, the Eagles had numerous accidents on the ability positions on offense, however Wentz managed to will the workforce to the NFC East crown, earlier than falling to the Seahawks within the first spherical of the playoffs.

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