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Wentz's teammates stick up for him after 'selfish' report

January 21, 2019 - 10:35 am

On Monday morning, a report was published on PhillyVoice.com painting Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz as a "selfish" and "egotistical" player. 

Shortly after the report was published, Wentz's teammates started standing up for the franchise quarterback.

Wentz's teammates standing up for him, especially veteran leaders like Brooks, Ertz and Cox, should go a long way in helping both Wentz and the Eagles to dismiss the report as incorrect.  

Here is a portion of the report from Philly Voice: 

...But the true Wentz is more nuanced and complicated, with sources describing him as “selfish,” “uncompromising,” “egotistical,” one who plays “favorites” and doesn’t like to be “questioned,” one who needs to “practice what he preaches" and fails “to take accountability.”

Numerous sources confirmed Wentz was once verbally attacked by a highly respected teammate for not being “a team guy.”

“Carson Wentz’s biggest enemy is Carson Wentz,” one source said. “He’s had his ass kissed his whole life, and sometimes acts like he’s won 10 Super Bowls, when he hasn’t played in, let alone won, a playoff game yet. Everyone around him wants good things for him. He did more thinking on the field than he did playing (in 2018). You don’t have to be a brain surgeon or a football expert to see how differently this team plays and reacts with one guy as opposed to the other."

With Wentz not set to speak to the media until OTAs in April, it is possible that the quarterback won't get a chance to comment on the report for months. 

Until then, it appears his teammates will be doing that for him. 

You can reach Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks or email him at esp@94wip.com!