There’s a belief that the Philadelphia Eagles hired Nick Sirianni in part to help fix Carson Wentz. The new head coach has already reached out to the 28-year-old quarterback to get their relationship started. NFL insider Mike Garafolo detailed as much on Sunday morning:
“New Eagles coach Nick Sirianni focused on two tasks right now: filling out his coaching staff and reaching out to players currently on the roster. I’m told one player he’s already touched based with is Carson Wentz. And, remember, we told you during the coaching search the front office told candidates that they believe Wentz can be salvaged and that they want him to continue to be the quarterback going forward … but the coach would have a lot of input in that regard. So let’s see where this goes with Sirianni and Wentz, they’re expected to have more communication in the near future. And I can tell you this: according to a source as of this morning, no trade request from Carson Wentz.”
Only makes sense that Sirianni would reach out and personally introduce himself to his potential starting quarterback.
It’ll be interesting, though, to see how Sirianni handles the quarterback position and the messaging that goes along with it this offseason.
Will the new Eagles coach come out in his first press conference, which is expected to take place later in the week, and definitively declare Wentz is the starter for 2021? Will he leave room for ambiguity? Or will he come out and say the team is going to hold a quarterback competition between Wentz and Jalen Hurts?
The feeling here is that Wentz will want a firm commitment. His camp clearly wasn’t happy when he was benched for Hurts, which led to reports about Wentz being expected to request a trade prior to Doug Pederson’s firing.
But is Sirianni really just going to hand a starting job to a dude who played like the worst player at his position in the NFL last year? There are those in the locker room and the organization who don’t necessarily believe Wentz is the best quarterback on the team. No. 11 hardly has a fully united backing.
And so we’ll have to see what happens. In the meantime, we know that Sirianni is in communication with Wentz. No word about him talking to Hurts.
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