Backup quarterback Nick Foles saved the Eagles season for a second year in a row. In back-to-back years he took over for an injured Carson Wentz and went on an incredible playoff run.
When Foles took over and led the Eagles to the playoffs, his teammates built him a shrine. A move that doesn’t happen if Wentz has the respect of the locker room
It turns out behind the scenes that several Eagles players aren’t exactly fans of Wentz. There are several sources that described him as “selfish” and “egotistical.”
Via Philly Voice:
His aw-shucks, overgrown-Opie-from-Mayberry routine plays well with the local and national media. Indeed, sources describe Wentz as “incredibly hard working,” “determined,” and “highly intelligent.” But the true Wentz is more nuanced and complicated, with sources describing him as “selfish,” “uncompromising,” “egotistical,” one who plays “favorites” and doesn’t like to be “questioned,” one who needs to “practice what he preaches” and fails “to take accountability.”
Numerous sources confirmed Wentz was once verbally attacked by a highly respected teammate for not being “a team guy.”
“Carson Wentz’s biggest enemy is Carson Wentz,” one source said. “He’s had his ass kissed his whole life, and sometimes acts like he’s won 10 Super Bowls, when he hasn’t played in, let alone won, a playoff game yet. Everyone around him wants good things for him. He did more thinking on the field than he did playing (in 2018). You don’t have to be a brain surgeon or a football expert to see how differently this team plays and reacts with one guy as opposed to the other.”
The problems that the Eagles had earlier this season happened for a reason and that reason is they hate Carson Wentz. What a development, especially when Philadelphia plans to get rid of Nick Foles in favor of him.
The Eagles struggles will continue next season.