The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC East in the most bittersweet fashion on Sunday. They won the division, yes, but they also likely lost their starting quarterback and NFL MVP candidate for the season.
Carson Wentz would not let his teammates get down on themselves, though. He was waiting for them in the locker room after the game so they could all celebrate together.
Wentz’s injury sure sucks. But getting to 11-2 isn’t easy. The players definitely deserved a moment to bask in what they’ve accomplished. Here’s what that looked like, starting with the GOAT.
NFC East Champs! So proud of the resiliency of this team. Such a special group of men.— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) December 11, 2017
And I greatly appreciate all the prayers! I know my God is a powerful one with a perfect plan. Time to just lean in to him and trust whatever the circumstances! #Proverbs3:5-6
Also, Doug Pederson did not want any part of the Insta stories. pic.twitter.com/DIDL6203Bs— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) December 11, 2017
carson: “i ran in two touchdowns today and you took them both away”— sen bimmons (@NOflyzonePHILLY) December 11, 2017
lane: “you got a lot of nerve comin at me like that”
Love my team man! These dudes just continue to battle through adversity over and over again.. #FlyEaglesFly— Jordan Hicks (@JordanHicks) December 11, 2017
NFC east champs! Hella hype for these boys. But we ain’t done! pic.twitter.com/8U7KpHlQcr— Tre' Sullivan (@_TreFIVE) December 11, 2017
NFC EAST CHAMPS!!!!!!! First Goal Accomplished!! ✔️✔️— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) December 11, 2017
Progress!— Jalen Mills (@greengoblin) December 11, 2017
NFC EAST CHAMPS ...it’s ours now!! NOT CLOSE TO BEING DONE THO #Wentz— Jay Ajayi (@JayTrain) December 11, 2017
Philly fans be showing out . Every game feels like a home game !!— rasul (@rd32_era) December 11, 2017
Philly fans showed out tonight!! was that a home game?? Nothing like it!!— Kamu Grugier-Hill (@k_grugierhill) December 11, 2017
NFC EAST CHAMPS— Kamu Grugier-Hill (@k_grugierhill) December 11, 2017
The view on the field of Brandon Graham’s TD and Eagles fans celebrating. pic.twitter.com/7MWovpTTvF— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) December 11, 2017