Carson Wentz discusses home, football and his new venture


No one will be able to accuse Carson Wentz of being lazy during this most recent off-season.

Hold on. These guys are supposed to be off aren’t they? Well, one thing’s certain. No one will ever be able to accuse Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz of sitting by idly. It won’t happen in his personal life or his professional one. Since the 2016 season closed, he’s been just as busy as he’s ever been.

He’s made appearances, most notably, the 2017 NFL Draft. It didn’t hurt that it was held in Philadelphia. There was a mission trip he took to Haiti. He was accompanied by teammate Jordan Matthews. There were OTAs and the team’s minicamp. Then, just this week, he cranked it up even more. He and Matthews got together again for a bonding session and workout in his hometown of Fargo, North Dakota.

They were joined by several other teammates, including Nelson AgholorBryce TreggsZach ErtzTrey Burton. Three of the newest Eagles, free agent acquisitions Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith and fifth-round selection Shelton Gibson were there as well. Wentz appeared on 94 WIP-FM‘s Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi to discuss that, his new organization, AO1 (Army of One) and, of course a little football.

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Carson Wentz is one of the only reasons that most of us know where Fargo is. The 1996 film Fargo and the television series that sports the same name may be other two. Still, Philly’s favorite person from North Dakota always speaks fondly when discussing his hometown.

This morning, he discussed the pride he has in the city and community that raised him. As always, he was quick to acknowledge his appreciation for how he was raised, for everyone that poured into him and how nice everyone always acts.

When asked about football matters, the focus shifted from appreciation to anticipation. Thanks to the new additions (and a little time to bond with them), Wentz believes the Eagles offense can take the next step in 2017. “Everything’s about wins and losses” he said.

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He made it clear the Eagles aren’t using 2017 as a rebuilding year. They have much higher aspirations, and their goals are to improve on last season’s 7-9 record. They want to win the NFC East, and they want to try and get hot in January. To listen to his interview in its’ entirety, click here, and you can access the audio under the July 13th tab.

What you hear should be music to the ears of every Eagles fan.