Carson Wentz after meeting Sam Bradford: “We talked football”
While Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford had to plow through the frost with local fans on his way back to work Tuesday, he apparently got a warm — or at least civil — response from the guy who will be taking his job eventually.
When he talked to reporters a day earlier, Carson Wentz said he didn’t anticipate any tension, and after he actually met Bradford for the first time, the rookie said he thought things went well.
Asked what was said between the two when they first met, Wentz replied: “Not much.”
“We talked football,” he continued, via Matt Lombardo of NJ.com. “There hasn’t been any tension. We’re here to compete and help try to help this team get better.
“You guys made the stories out of it. It’s been really good since we got in here. Finally getting out there, getting out on the field practicing, it’s been very good.”
Of course, any good vibes will only last as long as Bradford plays well enough to keep the job, or until he throws another fit and leaves. But Bradford said there was an open line of communication, even if it was just about work.
“With Sam and Chase [Daniel] there’s been a lot of good, open conversation,” Wentz said. “We’re all trying to help this team get better. Obviously, Sam and I are new to the offense and Chase has been in it previously. It’s been a really good atmosphere.
“It’s awesome. I think it says a lot about this Eagles organization. That’s how things are done around here. It’s all about winning. Honestly, whatever is going to help this team succeed, that’s what’s going to happen. With Sam, with Chase, it’s awesome. That’s kind of how we do things around here.”
Of course, internal drama also seems to be how they do things around there — Chip, meet Howie; Howie, Chip, you two should hit it off. So as calm as things appear to be now between the quarterbacks, no one really expects it to last.