Philadelphia Eagles CEO Howie Roseman on Thursday strongly supported the franchise company’s confidence in quarterback Carson Wenz.
Roseman told the RapSheet + Friends podcast that the team is married to Wienz as the face of the franchise.
We’re married to Carson Wenz. Coach Pederson and I, Mr. Lourie and I are both married to Carson. We’ve shown that through our actions. – #Eagle GM Howie Roseman (13:10) on @MikeGarafolo on RapSheet + Friends, diving into their new and old QB. More information can be found here: https://t.co/koKzqMSysn.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) 30 April 2020
These comments came shortly after the Eagles selected former quarterback Jalen Hearts, a native of Alabama and Oklahoma, for the second round of the NFL Draft 2020, although they probably used the Hearts’ explosive athletics to line up on the field and on special teams.
Some fans were surprised that the Eagles chose to use Hurts in the second round instead of trying to add another wide receiver. However, this should not be construed as an indictment against Ventz as quarterback.
Last June, the Eagles signed a four-year contract with Wienz, worth $128 million, and he played well, despite the almost total absence of options.
Wentz threw more than 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns against only seven interceptions when he led the Eagles to the NFC East. He did this despite the fact that DeSean Jackson only played one game and Alshon Jeffrey missed six.
Despite his scepticism about the significance of Hurts’ design for Wentz and Eagles, Roseman was very clear about his priorities when he met a large number of Jalen Reagor in the first round. Roseman would have chosen two other recipients, although they both came later in the project.
Although injuries always seem a little doubtful about Wenz and his future, he is one of the most talented players in the quarterback position.
Eagles don’t have to worry about alleged quarterback fights, because Wentz has the full support of management.