Injuries required Carson Wentz to view another quarterback lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their very first Super Bowl title and put him on the sideline for championship game in each of the next two seasons.
Now the franchise gamer with the big contract saw his team use a second-round tease a quarterback who was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2015.
The Eagles didn’t draft Jalen Injures to compete with Wentz, only to supply insurance. That hasn’t stopped some media and fans from creating a quarterback debate and interpreting the pick as a small versus Wentz.
Continuous examination and extreme criticism are part of the job for NFL quarterbacks. In Philly, it’s loud and constant.
But Wentz blocks it out. He doesn’t break. He won’t permit disappointment, disappointment or problems to bring him down. Nor does he let success– he finished third in NFL MVP voting in 2017 and signed a contract extension with $108 million guaranteed last summertime– inflate his ego.
The factor is his strong Christian faith.
” It can be easy to get taken in with your worldly, fleshly train of thought or desires or whatever,” Wentz explained in an extensive interview with The Associated Press today. “However when you look at whatever from an internal perspective, from a Scriptural viewpoint, and just know that this is so much larger than simply me and my life or where I’m at in my profession, football, it’s a lot larger.
” It’s God’s perfect strategy. And so for me to simply totally trust, fully surrender (and state): ‘All right, God, I’m simply here for surrender to you.
Wentz strategies to welcome Harms the exact same method he did Nick Foles, who ended up being a Philly hero after earning Super Bowl MVP honors when he led the Eagles over the Patriots in February2018 Foles and Wentz were close throughout the two seasons they played together. They share the same faith, went to the same church in addition to third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld and spent a lot of time together. Harms has similar religions.
” I believe totally that we’re going to strike it off and we’ll be stronger together for the good of the group,” Wentz stated of Harms, who tossed for 3,851 lawns and 32 goals at Oklahoma in2019 “It just seems like you instantly connect and you instantly understand that person on a much deeper level because of the mutual relationship that you share with Christ.”
The Eagles won the NFC East title last season despite various injuries on offense due to the fact that Wentz was excellent down the stretch. He caused them to 4 straight wins in December while tossing to a group of wide receivers who were off the practice squad and waiver wire. Wentz set a franchise record with 4,039 yards passing and became the very first quarterack in NFL history to toss 20 or more touchdowns and seven or less interceptions in three straight seasons.
However in the first quarter of his first profession championship game, Wentz was knocked out with a concussion when Jadeveon Clowney hit him in the helmet from behind as he was already going down.
Clowney presently is a free agent and the Eagles have asked about him. Wentz stated he would have no issue inviting him in the locker room.
” I have the utmost confidence in (management’s) capability to make the team as good as they can to put us in the very best situation to win video games,” Wentz stated.
Wentz became a newbie dad last month, and he was busy recently with his AO1 Structure’s “day of relief” that replaced his yearly charity softball game, which was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The foundation raised $137,534 during its 24- hour virtual fundraising campaign Friday to assist families and essential employees in the Philadelphia location through its “Love From The Crumb” effort.
” My faith is the No. 1 reason that I want to give back,” Wentz said. “To have this position of influence that the NFL offers us, to utilize it for good and to give back and to influence and inspire others to return, I think that’s what God put me on this Earth for.”