Carson Wentz has formally bid the town of Philadelphia and the Eagles group farewell in the aftermath of his commerce to the Indianapolis Colts earlier this week. The quarterback posted a goodbye to his social media channels on Friday and thanked the Eagles for bringing him into the NFL because the No. 2 total decide again in 2016. He famous that he’ll miss the teammates he leaves behind in Philly and “will always remember the relationships and recollections made over time.”
The 28-year-old then targeted his affection towards Eagles followers, fondly wanting again at their Tremendous Bowl LII title — the primary in franchise historical past — and stated we “introduced the Lombardi trophy dwelling to Philly and hopefully introduced loads of pleasure to the town over time.” As for his subsequent step, Wentz is “excited to affix the Indianapolis Colts and look(s) ahead to the work forward.”
This is Wentz’s full assertion, by way of his official Instagram web page:
“What a journey.
“Greater than something, I’ll miss my teammates. Thanks. I recognize each one in every of you and can always remember the relationships and recollections made over time. So many lifelong relationships have been shaped in that locker room. Thanks for the fellowship, the camaraderie within the locker room, and the each day battles out on the follow discipline!
“To the Metropolis of Philadelphia: Thanks. You will have been my dwelling for the previous 5 years. It has been the whole lot a child from Bismarck, North Dakota, might have dreamed of. My household grew right here, had loads of enjoyable, ate loads of nice meals, acquired to be part of an unbelievable church, and so many extra recollections off the sector. On the sector, we introduced the Lombardi trophy dwelling to Philly and hopefully introduced loads of pleasure to the town over time. Thanks to the superb Eagles followers the world over which have supported my household, our basis, and our soccer staff by the entire wins and losses. It was an honor to play in a metropolis whose ardour and love for his or her soccer staff is unequalled. Thanks for supporting my household and our AO1 basis. We hope we now have made a constructive affect within the communities in Philly and sit up for persevering with our efforts to affect the world!
“Thanks to the Eagles group for drafting me and making my NFL dream come true. Thanks, Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie, Howie Roseman and the Eagles entrance workplace, coach [Doug] Pederson and all of my coaches, our coaching employees, our gear employees and the entire assist employees on the Nova Care Advanced. It has been a tremendous journey, and I want you all the very best.
“As one chapter closes, one other one begins. And I am excited to affix the Indianapolis Colts and sit up for the work forward! God’s plan! Hebrews 12:1-2 #AO1”
Whereas Wentz started his Eagles profession as a budding MVP-caliber participant and gave the impression to be on the doorstep of a burgeoning dynasty, 2020 noticed him fall out of favor with the Philadelphia teaching employees. Within the midst of final season, Wentz was benched rather than rookie Jalen Hurts, who now seems in-line to be the full-time starter for the Eagles in 2021.
The arrival of Hurts led to this inevitable divorce between Wentz and the Eagles, who had been capable of purchase a 2021 third-round decide and a conditional 2022 second-round decide from the Colts. That conditional decide might stumble upon the primary spherical if Wentz performs 75% of the offensive snaps for Indy subsequent season or if he performs in 70% of the snaps and the Colts attain the playoffs, which makes this a fairly fascinating asset for Philadelphia. That stated, if Wentz is ready to flip issues round in Indy with former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich as his new head coach, the Colts will doubtless be very happy to ship a primary again to the QB’s former membership.