Eagles QB Wentz: ‘I’m not perfect’

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz admitted his shortcomings could have inspired anonymous criticism from teammates, who described the 26-year-old as selfish and egotistical.Wentz said parts of the recent story that criticized him were wrong, and others prompted reflection.A report critical of Wentz was published last month by PhillyVoice.com and cited “more than a half dozen” players who requested to remain anonymous, “fearing repercussions.” The unnamed teammates reportedly called the Eagles quarterback “selfish” and “egotistical.””It’s never fun to read, but to an extent, you look at it and be like, ‘Well, if someone did have this perception of me, why? What have I done wrong? What can I get better at?'” he told a group of reporters recently, according to an account published Monday by ESPN. “I realize I have my shortcomings. Yes, I can be selfish. I think we all have selfishness inside of us. There’s human elements to that, that I really look at and say, ‘Well, I can get better.'”Among the claims in the report were that Wentz “bullied” offensive coordinator Mike Groh, played “favorites” by over-targeting Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz, and generally acted “like he’s won 10 Super Bowls.”Wentz said he wished teammates had aired their grievances directly with him.”I know who I am, first of all. I know how I carry myself. I know I’m not perfect. I know I have flaws,” he said. “So I’m not going to sit here and say it was inaccurate and completely made up. I’m not going to do that. But at the end of the day, I will say our locker room is really close. If there were guys that had issues, in hindsight, I wish we could have just talked about them. But, again, I don’t know how that all happened and everything with that.”Wentz said the report was a shock to him.”It kind of came out of nowhere,” he said.Wentz received immediate support on social media from All-Pro defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, Pro Bowl offensive linemen Lane Johnson and Brandon Brooks, and Ertz after the story was published.”None of that is true,” Cox wrote on Twitter. “We are all behind him 100 percent.”

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