Eagles announce Zach Pascal’s jersey number (and raise a few eyebrows)

Zach Pascal #14, Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Zach Pascal #14, Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Well, in the end, Carson Wentz‘s time with the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t produce the fireworks that everyone hoped for. If you don’t include his 11-2 win-loss total as the starter in 2017 (which we now know was the exception to what he was capable of and not the rule of thumb), Philly’s former QB1 tallied an overall record of 24-30-1.

He never won a playoff game. We know at least two of his wide receivers were out to get him, and much of the team wished that the Birds had held onto Nick Foles. You did notice that, when Wentz was traded, no one built a shrine in his locker to show their appreciation, right?

On April 8th, shortly before lunchtime on the East Coast, the Birds made an announcement. It wasn’t earth-shattering, but it was definitely worth a giggle or two.

Zach Pascal will wear the number 11 Eagles jersey.

Regardless, of how things ended, these days, we have a hard time finding people who can state, with honesty, that the Eagles didn’t bend over backward to make the organization’s relationship with Wentz work.

They shipped Foles off so Carson wouldn’t have to look over his shoulder. They plastered a mural bearing Wentz’s likeness on their stadium, Lincoln Financial Field. Vice president/general manager Howie Roseman even slapped a FatHead on the wall of his office.

It appears that they’re full-steam ahead in wiping Wentz from memory now (as if they weren’t already).

The aforementioned mural is a distant memory. Jalen Hurts will have his opportunity to prove that he can be this team’s franchise quarterback, and the number 11 jersey, the one worn by Carson from 2016 until 2020, will now be draped across the torso of newly-acquired Zach Pascal, a wide receiver that probably won’t start.

Take a look.

Well, you knew it had to happen at some point. We didn’t think they’d be retiring Wentz’s old number. did we?

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We’re officially into a new era with the new number 11. Some may even argue that they’ll enjoy seeing Pascal run around more than they enjoyed seeing Wentz take the field donning that same number during his final year in Eagles green.

Sheesh! What happened to that guy? Some people deteriorate. The former five-time
FCS champion and second-overall selection seemingly has fallen off of a cliff.