The Eagles Organization accepted an invitation to the White House on June 5 to commemorate their Super Bowl LII championship. The question is, how many of the herds will move to the capital of the country on this day?
The decision was a hot topic of discussion on Tuesday, the first day of voluntary OTAs.
"I'm looking forward to being honored as a World Champion, it's a great honor," said Doug Pederson. "We're still working on logistics at the moment, so we do not have all the details today, but we're excited to leave."
So the head coach will participate. As for Carson Wentz, "I personally know that when the team decides as a whole, most people want to go or be a part of it, I will participate with them," he said. "I think it's just a cool way to get the honor nationally recognized and recognized, personally I do not look at it personally ̵
Wentz does not like politics, but Donald Trump's brief tenure is the definition of polarization and it's impossible for some of his teammates to be apolitical if it comes to visit the city White House.
"Due to the political climate in which we find ourselves, it is considered, in one way or another, as a political statement, whether you like it or not," said Brandon Brooks, who has not decided yet whether he will will make the journey. "The important thing is to separate politics from the experience of going to the White House, personally, it's really a difficult decision, because the president we have now I agree with some things and some do not, so I will look into myself. "
Some players, such as Chris Long and Malcolm Jenkins, state that they will not go to the White House, no matter what the team as a whole decides.
"I have a lot going on with this administration and I do not think it is time to have productive or constructive policy discussions," Jenkins said. "I definitely want to avoid being used as a kind of farmer, just as things have been going in the last few months, I do not think the time is right."
Lange and some other players are very clear made that it will have no negative impact in the locker room.
"As far as teammates are concerned, we all have a choice, so nobody can judge anyone," Long said. "It's an honor to go to the White House, and that means something different for everyone else."
Zach Ertz echoed Long's feelings of agreeing.
"I still decide, it will not be a divisive moment in the locker room," said Ertz. "Guys will respect each other's opinions One of the things I've talked about is that my wife (US women's footballer Julie Ertz) left in the past after winning the World Cup and talking about it, how fun it is to go there and learn so much history, so just an opportunity to go there, whether you agree with the organization or not, it's the premiere building in this nation. "