To say Carson Wentz is a big deal in Philadelphia would be a massive understatement. If you’re outside of the area, it’s hard to grasp the extent to which Eagles fans care about Wentz and follow his every move.
The team’s newest pickup, though, seems like he gets it.
Wentz threw the first interception of his NFL career to Slay, who the Eagles acquired from the Lions in a trade Thursday morning. Slay picked off a deep pass intended for Nelson Agholor late in the fourth quarter in Week 4 of the 2016 season and the Eagles fell to their first loss of the year.
"(Wentz is) a great player,” Slay told The Athletic’s Chris Burke last year, “but that day he made a terrible decision.”
Wentz welcomed Slay to the team on Thursday, and Slay was pumped about playing with No. 11.
Appreciate ya my guy!!! Looking forward to working with ya✊🏽💯 Let’s gooooo!!! https://t.co/uWECfKgLUN— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) March 19, 2020
That’s certainly a nice gesture from the Eagles' quarterback, but Slay said in 2018 that he wants something else from Wentz.
“I wish he could sign my ball, put his name on that,” he said in an NFL Films video. “Why wouldn’t he?”
Slay gave the ball to his son Darion after the game. If Slay is still interested, we’d think Wentz would be happy to sign it.
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