The Philadelphia Eagles had quite a shake up in their team this NFL offseason. The football squad saw the departure of two key figures who were initially expected to bring them to the Super Bowl - Chip Kelly, who is now with the San Francisco 49ers, and DeMarco Murray, who signed with the Tennessee Titans recently. They also lost Mark Sanchez who currently attempts to follow the footsteps of the great Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos. It appears, however, that the time for losing members of the Philadelphia Eagles family is not yet over.
The entry of Carson Wentz into the Philadelphia Eagles roster brought about a divide in the NFL team. This prompted Sam Bradford, who played as the starting quarterback during the Chip Kelly era, to call out the front office and reportedly ask for a trade. According to reports, Bradford felt disrespected over the entry of the North Dakota star. Moreover, he felt that the Philadelphia Eagles subtly made known their future plans through the signing of Wentz. That is, Bradford will not be the player whom the NFL team plans to build their team around in the next years.
For his part, Wentz admitted to not being familiar with the style of Bradford. According to the North Dakota star, he grew up watching films of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. While he knows of Bradford, Wentz shared that he has yet to thoroughly study the films of his Philadelphia Eagles teammate.
"There is a little bit of difference in the speed of the game at our level and the next one," shared K.C. Keeler, who is the football coach at the Sam Houston State. He added, "But when you go to the NFL, all those guys are going to have to deal with playing the game at a different speed. The NFL is unique in that way."
With these comments, how will Wentz fare this NFL season? Will Bradford be willing to take on the duty of mentoring the new star? Or will he reject Wentz and let the rookie learn the ropes on his own?
"When I looked at Wentz in person, I was surprised how big he was and I was really surprised how physical he was," shared Keeler of the rookie. He further said, "It was a lot like what I saw in Joe. They are both freak athletes. That's why Joe was able to go to the NFL and play right away. And with Wentz, I walked away from that game saying, 'I just saw a really special player' who was going to play at the next level."
A number of fans believe that Carson Wentz is the Aaron Rodgers of the NFL team. That is, the Philadelphia Eagles are hoping to follow the growth of the Green Bay Packers' superstar quarterback in the form of the North Dakota rookie. With this in mind, who can help Wentz adjust?
One of the names thrown into the mix of potential mentors for Wentz is none other than Tim Tebow. The former Denver Broncos star, who almost signed with the Philadelphia Eagles last offseason, is pegged to be the perfect guide for the rookie. With Sam Bradford presumably unwilling to extend a helping hand to the talented Carson Wentz, will Tim Tebow finally find his place in the NFL? That is, to train an up and coming superstar?