After cycling through the likes of Kevin Kolb and Sam Bradford in the post-Donovan McNabb era, the Philadelphia Eagles finally struck gold in the draft with another No. 2 overall pick in North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. Injuries have taken some of the shine off of him, but Wentz has been one of the best signal callers in the league ever since his breakout sophomore campaign.
Just after he inked a four-year, $128 million contract that will keep him in Philadelphia until his his age-31 season, Wentz declared that Philly is "home" to him.
Carson Wentz on why he signed his deal right now: “I wanted this to be home for a long time.” #Eagles— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) June 10, 2019
And clearly it wasn't ALL about the money.
Carson Wentz says he doesn’t think he’ll have any regrets when it comes to signing a contract early (as opposed to waiting and potentially getting more $$$). #Eagles— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) June 10, 2019
Wentz had a strange premonition that Philadelphia was great landing spot for him in pre-draft workouts. Safe to say the Doug Pederson-Wentz duo has paid dividends for the Eagles.
Carson Wentz said he knew from his first meeting with the #Eagles in North Dakota during the draft process that he’d be spending a long time in Philadelphia.— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) June 10, 2019
With 54 touchdowns against only 14 picks over the last two years, Wentz has the talent to become a superstar in short order. The only issue that could give the Eagles buyer's remorse is his health, as those blistering numbers came in 24 of a potential 32 games.