Eagles Mystified By The ‘Magic’ Of Carson Wentz
The Philadelphia Eagles are seeing first hand the ‘magic’ of their young quarterback Carson Wentz and it has left an impression on the team.
Wentz’s ability to squirm his way out of sacks, extend plays and turn nothing into something has turned the heads of his teammates and has earned their confidence in his abilities moving forward.
“The one where he scrambled out of there, I literally turned around and grabbed my helmet, and somehow, I look up at the screen and he’s still running,” said Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins (h/t ESPN’s Tim McManus).
“That’s the magic of Carson Wentz.”
“Magic,” Jenkins re-iterated.
“To be as young as he is, we forget that it’s only his second year. The things that he does … A lot of times I’m on the sideline yelling, ‘Slide!’ because sometimes he goes for the extra two yards that we really don’t need. But it’s fun to watch him, man. He’s an exciting, electric player. Obviously, you’ve got a lot of eyes on him around the league.”
Wentz’s pass to Corey Clement against the Washington Redskins still has his teammates in awe.
“He must have Spiderman vision out there,” Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery said of the play. “The one to Corey, he just came up out of [traffic], he senses it and just lets it fly.”
The Eagles are plenty confident in Wentz.
“He’s doing a great job,” said Eagles tight end Zach Ertz. “He’s leading our team. He’s the face of the franchise, he’s the face of the city right now, so it’s an exciting time in Philadelphia.”
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