Carson Wentz Posts Goodbye to Eagles Teammates, Front Office and Fans
Former Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday.
In a Instagram posted on Friday evening, he gave a heartfelt message to his teammates, the front office, Doug Pederson, the Eagles staff and the fans, expressing his love for the city.
"Thank you to the Eagles organization for drafting me and making my NFL dream come true," Wentz said in a Instagram message. "Thank you Mr. Lurie, Howie Roseman & the Eagles front office, Coach Pederson & all my coaches, our training staff, our equipment staff, and all the support staff at the Nova Care Complex. It has been an amazing journey and I wish you all the best."
Wentz's departure signals a new era of Eagles football, five short years after the team selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
The team fired Doug Pederson after a disappointing 4-11-1 season, and since then its front office culture, and relationship with Wentz has been put into question.
Wentz isn't the only departure from the team, with Pederson, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, assistant head coach Duce Staley and other coaches leaving the organization after the season.
The team will also cut ties with wide receiver DeSean Jackson and its likely that right end Zach Ertz tenure with the team is also ending.
Wentz, 28, was sent to Indianapolis in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and conditional 2022 second-round pick, that can become a first-round pick if Wentz plays 75 percent of the snaps or 70 percent and the team makes the playoffs.
Though he’s battled injuries throughout his Eagles career, Wentz was a big reason for the Eagles Super Bowl season, helping the team capture a No. 1 seed, a first-round playoff bye and home-field advantage throughout that 2017 playoff season.
"As one chapter closes, another one begins," Wentz stated. "And I'm excited to join Indianapolis Colts and I look forward to the work ahead! God's plan!
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