Carson Wentz is getting ready for his second season as the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback, and he spoke with the media today following the second day of the team's mandatory mini-camp.
Wentz was picked 2nd overall by the Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft, and went on to fill the starting quarterback roll vacated by the trade that sent
He would go on to complete 379 out of 607 pass attempts for a 62.7% completion rate, 3782 passing yards and 16 touchdowns. That's an NFL record for pass completions by a rookie, by the way.
When asked what he thought about the team this early in the year, Wentz said:
"I don't think it's been quiet where we want to be, but we're trying some new things, we've got some new pieces around, and obviously you're limited with how much time you can be here [in the presseason]...I'm just trying to get on the same page as everyone, we still have a long way to go."
It was obvious that Wentz was happy about where the Eagles look to be headed, and he was pretty happy with the re-signing of veteran offensive tackle Jason Peters.
"I love those big boys up front! You know, they've been great for me last year, and now with JP signed for a little longer, it's great," Wentz praised. "Now we have the potential to be the best O-Line in the league, and I truly believe that, so I'm excited."
"Everyone of [our] receivers this year have gotten better," Wentz gushed, confirming he's excited to work with guys like Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, and Jordan Matthews this season.
"We've had a great relationship since I first got here," Wentz said of head coach Doug Pederson, both of whom serving their first seasons as Eagles last year. "Having a year under both of our belts and working together and just continuously growing, I think we're on the same page for a lot of things, we feel comfortable going to each other with different things, whether that be the playbook or personnel, we feel comfortable with each other...our relationship is real good."
Wentz would go on to address the struggles the team had last year, and nobody seems more sold on righting the ship in Philadelphia than him.
The Eagles quarterback, head coach, and the rest of the team are expecting much better things this season, and Carson Wentz is eager to make those expectations a reality.
You can find his full press conference right here.
Source: http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com · Photo Credit: KEY