‘Gave Everything I Had’- Indianapolis Colts New QB Carson Wentz Recalls His Time in Philly

Published 03/18/2021, 3:12 PM EDT


Following a horrendous 2020 season, the Philadelphia Eagles finally decided enough was enough. Having fired Super Bowl-winning Head Coach Doug Pederson and trading starting QB Carson Wentz, the franchise is looking to rebuild with a clean slate.

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Now a Colt, Wentz was instrumental in guiding the Eagles to the Playoffs during their Super Bowl-winning season. Considered a savior by Philly fans, things soon turned ugly.

After the QB threw almost as many interceptions as touchdowns in 2020, he was benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts. Signaling the end of his time in Philly.

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With the Eagles in his rearview mirror, Wentz moves on to a new challenge with the Indianapolis Colts. But during a recent press conference, the QB had some things to say about his time at Philadelphia.

Carson Wentz thankful for his time with the Eagles

During his introductory press conference as a Colts player, the QB said looking back he was appreciative of his time with the franchise that drafted him back in 2016.

“As far as being a competitor, I’ve never once questioned my competitiveness. But at the end of the day, this was outside of my control. I’m appreciative of everything that happened in Philly, for all of the opportunities,” he said.

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Nov 15, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) reacts after a play during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

While many criticized him for his performances, Wentz said he knew he gave it his all on the field.

“I know, where I’m at today, for five years I gave everything I had both on and off the field. And when I lay my head on that pillow at night, I know I gave everything I had.”

And while things didn’t go quite as planned, he says he can sleep well at night knowing he did what he could to the best of his abilities.

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“It didn’t go the way that we all desired and wanted it to go. But I can sleep well at night knowing I poured my heart and soul into everything I had in that city,” he added.

With a new challenge now ahead of Wentz, do you feel the quarterback can regain his lost form for the Indianapolis Colts?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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