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Lombardi: Why do you want to rush Wentz back?

Mike Lombardi joins the 94WIP Morning Show

Andrew Porter
September 14, 2018 - 9:28 am
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Former NFL GM Mike Lombardi is not well-liked in Philadelphia. Last year, he infamously called Doug Pederson "less qualified to coach a team than anyone I’ve ever seen.”

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Now, Lombardi—who joins Angelo Cataldi the 94WIP Morning Show every Friday at 8am—lashed out at impatient Eagles fans when it comes to Carson Wentz's return. 

"If you're an Eagle fan, why do you want to rush Carson Wentz back? Like seriously!" Lombardi said. "What are you so obsessed with getting him back for? Don't you want him to play for the next 15 years to enjoy him? Like just chill out, these are September games. The guy is coming off an ACL, MCL, like just wait until he's completely healthy."

While I admit it's ironic that Lombardi—the man who went all in against Pederson after one season—is trying to preach patience, I actually agree with him100-percent. Wentz is the future of the franchise, a few games early in this season isn't a big deal. I like that the Eagles are being extra cautious with him. 

94WIP's Howard Eskin believes Wentz will return in Week 3 at home against the Colts

Listen to Lombardi's full interview on 94WIP below.