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Carson Wentz Speaks for First Time Since Signing Big Contract Extension With Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 25:  Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes in the first half against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on November 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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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.

And clearly it wasn't ALL about the money.

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.

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.