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Eagles News: Carson Wentz wants to win championships for Philadelphia

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Carson Wentz hopes to win Super Bowls, Eagles offense similar to North Dakota State's -
Carson Wentz leaves North Dakota State, a program that has won five consecutive FCS National Championships and after getting drafted by the Eagles with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's NFL Draft, hopes to help win Philadelphia's first Super Bowl.  "That's the goal," Wentz said. "I hope to call Philadelphia my home for a long time. Hopefully we can win a lot of games, win Super Bowls. But, you have to take it one day at a time. I'm holding myself to high expectations and hopefully we'll win a lot of games."

The Eagles drafted the QB the Cowboys wanted - BGN
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Doug Pederson compares Carson Wentz to Brett Favre - PhillyVoice
"A little bit of Brett Favre, honestly," Pederson said. "He's got that mentality. He's got that aggressiveness that Brett had. Those are some of the skill sets that I see in Carson -- that aggression, that ability to throw the ball down the field. I love quarterbacks that are willing to take a chance, take a calculated risk down the field. Favre was that way. I see a lot of the same characteristics in Carson." "Growing up, Favre was always my favorite guy to watch," said Wentz when told of Pederson's comparison. "His mentality, the way he played the game, his approach, he had fun with it. His grittiness, hard-working attitude, I just loved everything about watching him play. Being compared to him, obviously I have a long way to go, but it's pretty cool hearing that."

Carson Wentz a smart, calculated gamble by Howie Roseman - CSN Philly
Howie Roseman seemed pleased with himself. And why not? Thursday was a big night for both him and the Eagles organization. As he walked into the NovaCare Complex auditorium, Roseman tried to suppress a smile forming at the corners of his mouth. As expected, the Eagles took quarterback Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. It was the final component of a strategy Roseman started implementing after he was brought back from exile to reclaim authority over the front office. Wentz represents hope for the Eagles and their fans — but more than that, he’s an avatar for Roseman’s will. For as long as he’s around, you will look at Wentz and you will remember why he’s here and who made it happen.

Wentz arrives, but Bradford problem remains - Inquirer
"He's the leader of this football team," Pederson said. "I've said all along, he's the quarterback. He's the guy that we want leading this charge." But he's not leading anything right now. Workouts until then are only voluntary, but the Eagles have still gotten more than 95 percent attendance as Pederson implements a new offense and culture. The quarterback ideally should be present to assist with both.

It’s Official – Carson Wentz is an Eagle! - Iggles Blitz
Wentz has great physical talent. He needs work, with only 23 college starts under his belt. He hasn’t thrown nearly as many passes as other QBs who went early. That’s okay. The Eagles have a plan for developing Wentz. They aren’t going to force him into the lineup. This is also an unusual move because the Eagles aren’t a team coming off a 3 or 4-win season. They went 7-9 and were slotted at pick 13. They moved up to the 8th spot and then to number two. Most teams taking a QB super early are either coming off a terrible season or they have struggled for a while. The Rams haven’t made the playoffs since 2004. The Eagles were division champs in 2013.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Wentz To Deal With Bradford ‘Professionally’ - Birds 24/7
How will he handle his first time meeting with Bradford? “Professionally,” he replied. “We’re both professionals now, and it will be what it is. I won’t make it bigger than it needs to be. I’m just going to go in there and focus on what I can control, and learning as much ball as I can as quickly as I can.”

Inside the Film Room With… Carson Wentz | The MMQB with Peter King
Coming from North Dakota State, the assumption is that Wentz isn’t ready for the NFL. But a session in the film room shows the incredible amount of responsibility he had while running things for the reigning five-time FCS champions. And it reveals why he’s the most pro-ready QB to enter the NFL since Andrew Luck.

A Time To Celebrate In Draft Room -
An NFL draft room is a sacred space, sealed off from save the few who are involved in the process of making draft selections. For the Eagles on Thursday, however, it was an all-inclusive celebration, a time to share a special momen.

Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account posted a video of him smoking a bong minutes before the NFL Draft - SB Nation
Somebody attempted to sabotage the offensive lineman's draft stock with a video, and it's apparently working.

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