Word of advice. Get yourself teammates like Fletcher Cox and Zach Ertz.
It didn't take long for them to come to Carson Wentz's defense, just a few hours after a strange hit piece was launched by the Philly Voice, claiming the QB is not well-liked in the locker room.
Cox, the 2018 All-Pro defensive tackle, was the first to stick up for his quarterback Carson Wentz this morning in the face of a "report" where multiple unnamed Eagles took shots at their franchise signal-caller.
Cox is adamant about his continuing support for Wentz, the third-year quarterback who had a stellar 2017 campaign before an ACL tear prematurely ended his season and seemingly the Eagles' Super Bowl hopes (thank you, Nick Foles).
Reading through this Carson Wentz thing and as a leader on this team none of that is true Carson is a great teammate and great player we are all behind him 100% he’s our guy and will come back and prove the world wrong. If you got a problem feel free to @ me I’ll respond— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) January 21, 2019
The report by Joseph Santoliquito of PhillyVoice.com claims that anonymous Eagles have come forward to express a belief that Wentz is "'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.'”
Fletcher Cox obviously does not feel that way and invited Eagles players to challenge his stance on Twitter.
Unnamed Eagles take aim at Carson Wentz https://t.co/6zj6I7eIsk— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 21, 2019
Ertz echoed Cox's sentiments, expressing the locker room's support for Wentz.
Don’t believe everything you read!!! Carson has been nothing but a GREAT person, GREAT teammate and GREAT leader since Day 1. Our locker room stands behind him all the way. We can’t wait to get back to work and be the best team we can be in 2019! #FlyEaglesFly— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) January 21, 2019
No matter how the Philadelphia locker room truly feels about Carson Wentz, the Eagles have every intention to keep the former first-round pick as their franchise quarterback, with the likely departure of Philly hero Nick Foles this offseason.
Despite injury concerns, when Wentz is on the field and fully healthy, he has been nothing short of a star in this league.