Eagles QB Wentz ‘excited’ to work with rookie Hurts

Carson Wentz claimed his first reaction to the Philadelphia Eagles grabbing a quarterback in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft was excitement.Buoyed by the four-year, $128 million contract he signed with the team last year, Wentz said he knew it was possible the Eagles would draft Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts last month thanks to a phone call from general manager Howie Roseman.”I’ve heard nothing but great things about Jalen and how good he is and the player that he is,” Wentz said on a teleconference Monday. “I’ve gotten the chance to talk to him, just briefly. I’m excited to add him to the fold and create a really good, healthy, competitive, challenging environment for all of us.”Wentz, 27, is recovered from a season-ending concussion suffered in the opening round of the playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks. He passed for a franchise-record 4,039 yards with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions in the regular season.With Hurts in the mix, it remains possible that Nate Sudfeld, who is entering the final year of his contract, will be the No. 2 quarterback in 2020. The idea would be for Hurts to begin cross training at multiple positions and in specialized packages similar to the way the Baltimore Ravens used Lamar Jackson at the outset of his rookie season.Either way, Wentz is confident and comfortable in his position with the franchise.

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