In Alshon Jeffery’s recent article for The Players’ Tribune, he illustrated just how excited he is to start playing with Carson Wentz.
Just about every Philadelphia Eagles fan is smiling from ear to ear now that Jeffery is officially coming to the Birds. But the person who might be the happiest is Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. After an encouraging rookie season, Wentz finally has a true No. 1 receiver to throw to.
As it turns out, though, Jeffery may actually be more excited to play with Wentz. He told CSN Philly’s John Clark that he thinks Wentz will eventually win league MVP. And he wasn’t exaggerating. In Jeffery’s article for The Players’ Tribune, he illustrates just how high he is on Wentz.
"I’m excited to play with Carson Wentz, too. I thought Carson was legit the first time I saw him play, when the Eagles came to Soldier Field in Week 2 last season. I remember being on the sideline waiting to get back onto the field, and watching him make plays. I didn’t really think much of it at the time because it was his only second game, and I was thinking about what we needed to do as an offense to get into the end zone.But I remember thinking for a quick second, Man, this kid can do some things.As the season went on and he kept playing better, I thought that someday he was gonna be a legit MVP contender. I think he has that kind of talent.I actually told him that the other day. He and I were texting back and forth after the news broke that I was coming to Philly. I told him that I felt like he was good enough to win an MVP someday, and that it was going to be my job to help him win it.He straight up said he didn’t care about being MVP.He wanted to win a championship."
Not only do the Eagles finally have a franchise quarterback who everyone wants to play with, but they also have a new star wideout who turned down offers from other teams to help the Eagles win a championship.
Ladies and gentlemen, good things are happening in Philadelphia.