The first 24 hours for a first-round NFL draft pick are nuts, as they go from the draft stage to their new team’s headquarters fairly quickly. However, the way that certain players get there vary, and Carson Wentz and Ezekiel Elliott can attest to that.
In a picture posted to Twitter, it can be seen that Wentz, who was taken second overall by the Philadelphia Eagles, had to take a commercial flight while No. 4 pick and current Dallas Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott had the luxury of a private jet.
the difference between being the Cowboys first round pick and the Eagles first round pick. pic.twitter.com/xe3YKRqxRC
— kayla! ✭ (@kaylasea_) April 29, 2016
Now, before we start blasting the Eagles for not chartering a flight for Wentz, consider this. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a billionaire who is the man behind one of the most powerful brands in the world. Anywhere you go, people will recognize the Dallas Cowboys’ logo.
The same cannot be said for the Eagles, though owner Jeffrey Lurie is also worth a pretty penny. The team does not have the same winning culture, nor the same brand power as Dallas. Thus, though they probably could have afforded a charter flight for Wentz, that money can probably be better spent elsewhere.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter