Carson Wentz’s former teammate Easton Stick would like to reunite on the Eagles
Once upon a time, Carson Wentz and Easton Stick were playing together at North Dakota State. Now, Stick wants to reunite with Wentz at the next level.
Before Carson Wentz was the franchise quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, he was somewhat of a football superstar in Fargo, North Dakota. Although Wentz wasn’t at a big-time program, he managed to impress NFL scouts towards the end of his college career. After impressing pro teams at the Senior Bowl, Wentz quickly climbed up may team’s draft boards.
Fortunately, the Cleveland Browns were still a dumpster fire back in 2016, when they decided to have a rough assessment of Wentz as an NFL quarterback. The Eagles were very interested, and they packaged a ton of draft picks for the second-overall pick where they selected Wentz. Looking back at the trade, the Eagles made the right decision.
Wentz may have some concerns as most young quarterbacks do, but all in all, the Eagles made the right decision to get him. The biggest concern about Wentz at the time was the fact that he played at a smaller school like North Dakota St. But since his emergence in 2017, NFL teams are much more open to taking a long hard look at QBs who hail from small schools. Now, North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick is trying to follow in Wentz’s footsteps. And hopefully, it starts with playing alongside Wentz and learning from him just like he did in college.
Easton Stick would love a reunion
Although Easton Stick hasn’t shot up on draft boards like Wentz did, there’s still a chance that he gets drafted. With the Eagles looking to figure out their backup quarterback situation, is it possible that Stick joins the Eagles? Well, it’s pretty clear that the Eagles are going to keep Nate Sudfeld on board. Apparently, they will sign a veteran as well. If Sudfeld is able to win the backup role this season, then the chances of Stick getting brought into the Eagles QB room is a real possibility.
"“It would be really exciting,” Stick said about the possibility of joining the Eagles. “[Wentz has] been a good friend and has been a really good teammate to me in Fargo. If that’s where I ended up, I’d be really happy.”"
Despite what a hit piece has said about Wentz last month, Easton Stick definitely wouldn’t be hesitant about working with Carson as he knows him better than most of his current teammates do. Not only was Wentz a good friend of Stick’s, but he was apparently a great mentor and leader as well. Having Stick, Sudfeld and Wentz in the same QB room could be great for Wentz as he’s familiar with both of them. Maybe the Eagles can grab Stick late in the draft, or even sign him afterwords. We’ll see how it all plays out.