A couple days ago, we all learned that LeBron James is officially on the Wentz Wagon.
In town to face the Sixers on Monday night, King James said Wentz is his favorite player in the NFL right now (see story).
That news, of course, got back to Wentz, who was asked about it Wednesday.
"It's pretty cool," Wentz said. "Ton of respect for a guy like LeBron. I was a kid watching him tear up the league when he was a rookie. I love watching that guy play. He's unbelievable, quite the talent, one of the most impressive athletes in the world. It's pretty humbling to hear that stuff."
Wentz, 24, was a couple months shy of his 11th birthday when James made his NBA debut in 2003.
While Wentz obviously stuck with football he grew up playing basketball too. At Century High School in Bismarck, North Dakota, Wentz played football and basketball. He could play all five positions on the basketball team and helped them win their first state championship in nearly three decades.
While Wentz had some ability on the hardwood, it's safe to say his decision to stick with football has proved wise.
This season, he's in what seems like a two-horse race with Tom Brady to be the league's MVP. Not that he's worried about it.
"I'm not really focused on that stuff," Wentz said. "I'm focused on Seattle this week and then the road stretch we have ahead of us. We have to take care of business on the field. Those things will all come down the road. I'm not really worried about those. The goal is to win the week."
We now officially know Carson Wentz will be somewhere in the top 10 of the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2018.
We just don’t know where he’ll land.
As far as the other Eagles on the list, the Super Bowl champions weren’t extremely well-represented: 68. Zach Ertz, 69. Fletcher Cox, 95. Lane Johnson, 96. Malcolm Jenkins.
Before tearing his ACL and LCL on Dec. 10 in Los Angeles, it seemed like Wentz was on his way to an MVP season. In 13 games, Wentz threw for over 3,200 yards and a franchise-record 33 touchdown passes.
Wentz is the only player in the top 10 who has never been anywhere on the top 100 list before. Can he go from off the list to No. 1?
Here’s the list of players (in alphabetical order) who will be unveiled in the top 10 on Monday night.
- Le'Veon Bell
- Tom Brady
- Drew Brees
- Antonio Brown
- Aaron Donald
- Todd Gurley
- Julio Jones
- Von Miller
- Aaron Rodgers
- Carson Wentz
In the comments below, leave your top 10 in order. We’ll see how close everyone can get.
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Carson Wentz held his inaugural AO1 Foundation softball game earlier this month and the event was a huge success, raising over $850,000 for charity.
Saturday afternoon, another Eagles player has a charity softball game.
This time, green-haired cornerback Jalen Mills will take over FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. The home run derby starts at 1 p.m. and the softball game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Tickets are still available.
According to the website, the game will help benefit the National Youth Foundation.
As for the list of players and celebrities, several of Mills’ current and former teammates are expected to show.
Here’s the full list provided on the website:
Other NFL players
Musical artist Fat Boy SSE
Former Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis
Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid
Competitive eater Notorious B.O.B.
Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus
Radio host DJ Diamond Kuts
Super fan Barry “The Hatchet” Vagnoni
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