Looking back on Jalen Hurts and Carson Wentz’s relationship

This is what happens to things like that. Today players learn to wear multiple masks when the cameras are on, the klieg lights are on, and the microphones are on. They are trained by media coordinators behind the curtains on how to answer certain questions in the most politically correct way possible to not make any waves.

Usually what lies at the bottom is very different.

Galen Hurts, who many know by now, is a very good guy off the field. He’s a leader Build Season MVP While he currently leads the strongest attacking in the NFL, which averages 470.5 yards in the NFL’s top attack and a cumulative total of nearly 100 yards more than the next best attack, Miami (941 yards out of Miami’s 854 attack total).

The Eagles face Carson Wentz, their former 2016 first-round pick, this Sunday at 1 p.m. at FedEx Field in Washington. The same Carson Wentz who made a fuss when he was with the Eagles after injuring his knee in 2017, then exploded when he demanded a trade after the 2020 season, angered the Eagles who drafted Hurts (as back-up insurance) with the 53rd pick from the 2020 draft.

Now with his third team in three years, Wentz ranks second in the NFL in passing (650 yards) behind Miami Tua Tagovailoa (740) and third overall in yards (685) behind Tagovailoa (740) and Hurts (723) more two games.

Despite this, Wentz is still frequented by the ghosts of Philadelphia.

Sadly, Hurts was pulled by the story machine.

In the year Hurts had to put up with Wentz, Hurts was treated very coldly by the 2016 goalkeeper NFL Project Second general check. Part of that was understandable, given that Wentz thought Hurts was being drafted as his potential successor — a startling miscalculation of a highly intelligent man who was rewarded with a record four-year franchise, and a $128 million contract extension. This happens in the NFL. Brett Favre was tough with Aaron Rodgers when he first arrived in Green Bay, just as Rodgers was tough with Jordan Love.

But part of that frost was fungal Wentz. He was meeting with teammates Nate Sudfeld and quarterback coach Bryce Taylor in the midfield and ignoring the others.

“It was like I was in high school with the cool kid’s table and the nerds table,” said someone very close to the situation a few years ago. “Carson was the captain of the wonderful kids table. He treated Galen, really one of the best guys I’ve ever wanted to meet, as if he wasn’t there. Galen did his job. He kept his head down and paid attention. The other guy wasn’t about to lift a finger to help him. What made us all We laugh is he just got a boat full of cash. Why was he so insecure about (Galen)? The other part of the problem is everyone loved Galen. Not the other guy so much.”

But on Wednesday, Highroad Hurts took the highway, which is typical.

Hurts could rip Wentz apart, although he chose not to.

“I think any time you have the opportunity to be on a team like this with a player like him and coaches like us, with their experience, it will always be a learning and teachable moment,” Hertz said. “And this is every opportunity I have, I try to learn from everything I put myself in, or every position I hold. And I learned a lot.

“It’s something I preach to my teammates a lot, young people now. Take advantage of the opportunities you have when you’re not playing because they eventually pay off. You just have to be patient, be a sponge and soak in everything. There is definitely a mutual respect between us. When he went to Andy is now here, definitely mutual respect and I wish him nothing but the best.”

Interestingly, however, when pressed on the personal relationship between the two, Hurts cuts her off, saying, “I’ll just say, I think we’re focused on now. I’m focused on now.”

A former Eagles coach said Hertz would “live” at the Novakir Eagles training facility if he was allowed to.

Wentz also spoke this week, Sorry about what happened in Philadelphiasaying, “There are always things I remember, ‘Man, I could have done better here, better as a person, better as a teammate. [I have] “Lots of really good memories from my time there, I won’t lie,” he said on Wednesday. “Lots of great friends, and so many wonderful relationships that I’ve made. So, I’m definitely going to have some mixed feelings regarding these things. But there’s nothing crazy that jumps out other than when it was a hiccup. It was wild. The NFL is a whirlwind, But I’m thankful I’m still playing, and I’m excited about this.”

What originated in Philadelphia trailed Wentz in Indianapolis, where it was traded again within two years to Washington. Wentz stressed that it helped him grow.

“It was definitely a wild ride in many ways,” Wentz said. “…but it certainly surprises you. Things change, and you have to learn to grow up and change and adapt. And at the end of the day, I’m grateful for that. I’m grateful for the changes life has made, and I’ve grown a lot from them.”

“There are always things to look forward to and [think]Oh man, I could have done better here. I could have been better as a person and as a teammate. [There are] He said a lot of things you don’t take for granted. “So, I think I definitely thank God for the experiences I’ve had even though sometimes it’s dark or sometimes not what I had imagined it to be. But I think it allowed me to grow as a person, and I’m grateful for that.”

Deconstruction of events has been successful in both Hurts and Wentz.

Hurts matures into a midfielder, while Wentz gets another chance to prove that 2017 wasn’t a mirage.

Despite their general pleasantries, Horts would want nothing more than to bomb Washington, and for Wentz, This is his Super Bowl. He would like nothing better than to hand over his former team and their first “L” fan base in 2022.


Joseph Santolicetto is an award-winning sports writer based in the Philadelphia area who has written featured stories for SI.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, MLB.com, Deadspin, and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project for ESPN.com called “Love at First Beep”. He is best known for ESPN.com’s award-winning feature on high school wrestler AJ Detwiler in February 2006, which was featured on SportsCenter. In 2015, he was elected president of the American Boxing Writers Association.