Philadelphia, PA – Sources have confirmed that a fidgety, nervously chuckling Carson Wentz can’t keep telling teammates how great it is that he’s going to start against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
The first-year quarterback has reportedly been telling teammates at the NovaCare Complex nonstop that he can’t wait for Sunday to come and how his career path has taken a rapidly accelerated route in just the past several days.
“I’m pumped. It’s just so great I’m starting on Sunday, really, really great. I mean, it’s beyond great. It’s what I’ve worked for my entire life,” Wentz told tight end Brent Celek in the NovaCare weight room as he tied and re-tied a jump rope over and over again, severely fraying the cord of rope.
“Here I thought I wasn’t going to play at all this year, I wasn’t even going to dress for most of the games, but then they just up and trade Sam and name me the starter, all in the same day. It’s super great. Beyond great. Sunday can’t come fast enough. Is it hot in here? How’s everyone sleeping? I haven’t slept in days. Too excited.”
An unprompted Wentz told any teammate within earshot that he was doing “better than good” and that his confidence was “sky high” for his first game.
When asked why he was speaking at a much louder and quicker pace than normal, Wentz denied that he was speaking at a higher volume than normal.
“Weight of the city on my shoulders, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Nope. All I need is one quarter of a preseason game and I’m ready to go, that’s for sure,” he said, a lone bead of sweat running down his forehead onto his parched upper lip.
At press time, coaches confirmed that Wentz hadn’t spoken to anyone in the last 45 minutes and they had found him sitting by himself in a corner, staring blankly at the wall.