The Philadelphia Eagles traded up to the number two pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to draft top quarterback prospect Carson Wentz. This despite the fact that they already have a starting QB in Sam Bradford. NFL rumors now surround the Eagles camp on possible tensions between the two and who should start at the position.
However, to dispel the NFL rumors, Wentz said in a recent interview that he is not expecting any sort of tension of awkwardness between him and Bradford.
“Personally, I don’t think there will be a lot of tension. People might make it out to be but the coaches and everybody will be on the same page and I think it will be a really good working relationship for sure,” Wentz said via NFL.com.
“It is what it is, honestly. Like I’ve been saying all along, it’s out of my control. People want to make it a big situation, but like I said earlier, we’ll have a really good working relationship and I think it will benefit the team because we are going to compete, and really everybody in that quarterback room and in the entire organization is going to compete and push each other, so I think it will only benefit the team.”
NFL rumors surrounded the Eagles because Bradford tried to held out and threatened to retire because of their move to acquire a quarterback in the draft. Bradford has since changed his mind and reported to the Eagles.
Meanwhile, the rookie Wentz said the right things in the recent press conference.
“All I care about is winning. If the team’s winning I’m going to do whatever I can to help the team, whether that’s from third-string role, backup, starter, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to do what I can to prepare and help the team. We’ll see how that plays out,” Wentz added.
NFL rumors will continue to hound the Eagles this offseason and during the season as they have two quality quarterbacks in their roster.
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