Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is now officially a part of the Philadelphia Eagles. On Thursday, Wents signed his rookie deal.
NFL writer Marc Sessler reported that Wentz had signed a four-year deal with the Eagles, worth $26.67 million. It also includes a $17.6 million signing bonus.
Wentz is expected to compete with Sam Bradford, who just returned to practice earlier this week, for the starting job this season. The former North Dakota State Bison certainly has a lot of momentum on his side after being compared to players like Ben Roethlisberger during his workouts leading up to the draft.
During Carson Wentz’s draft process, one scout said: “He’s a genius, Wentz is. He could be really good. He’s the best runner, he’s the best athlete. He is off the charts.”
It certainly looks like the Eagles have finally found a player that could lead them back to relevancy in the NFL.
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