Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz met with the media during a conference call Monday, and was questioned about the second-round selection of the former Oklahoma flagman’s team, Jalen Hurts.
Wentz said he understood that adding a quarterback was a possibility because of the way the list was presented before the draft, and he was not concerned about where they had chosen to ” choose one because of the investment the Eagles had made in it.
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The Eagles signed Wentz for a $ 128 million, four-year contract last June.
Wentz said if he “should start interviewing [General Manager] Howie [Roseman] now I would question myself too.
“I’m thrilled to add him to the team,” said Wentz of the former Sooners quarterback. “I know how important the quarterback position is and the dynamics are for me and the other guys in this room.”
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When Wentz was asked about sharing the field with Hurts, he said “anything that will help us win” before saying that he is waiting to see how these wrinkles will play out because the team is still working on the book of match.
Philidelphia drafted former TCU catcher Jalen Reagor with his first round pick and selected two other players to the position later in the repechage, but with Wentz constantly injured, the Eagles wanted to consolidate their quarterback position by help just in case.
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Last season, Wentz threw 4,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and just seven interceptions while completing 63.9 percent of his passes, going to a passing passer rating of 93.1.
As a team, the Eagles suffered many injuries in attacking skill positions, but Wentz made it past the NFC East crown before falling to the Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs.