There never was a sense of panic. Not once was there a conflict of ideas. The Eagles wanted to do it right with Carson Wentz, and the franchise quarterback wanted to be an Eagle for as many years as he could see ahead. In the end, the two parties had the same goal in mind:
Ensuring a long contract renewal was carried out in the right way.
And that's exactly what happened when the Eagles officially announced a new contract for Wentz, to be extended by four years by 2024.
A win-win-win situation.
For Wentz, this is a win as he shows a long-term commitment and peace of mind in his fourth season and the understanding that "marriage" as head coach Doug Pederson has alluded to many times before, with the Eagles being here and it is real and it is meaningful and fabulous. The Eagles know what they have to offer in Wentz, an incredibly talented player who is an excellent leader and an incredibly competitive quarterback and frankly contributes to making Philadelphia a Super Bowl team every season. When Wentz closes the contract now, he does not have to worry about anything. He does not have to answer questions about the future. He certainly does not need to worry about financial security, and he does not need to question the affinity and respect of the organization for him.
It's a victory for the Eagles, who have absorbed the most valuable asset in all professional sports ̵
This deal was always, as both sides said last year, as not as . The timing is perfect – the Eagles will have their compulsory three-day minicamp in the NovaCare complex next week and then break for a few weeks before the players and coaches log back into the NovaCare complex for the training camp. When the camp opens, it's all about football. The business part of it, the stuff that can get hairy in the media and for the fans, is not in the conversation.
That's a big relief for everyone.
That the Eagles have a deal with Wentz Not a surprise at all. That should be. Now that it's official, it just feels right. It feels great .
Everyone wins here, and is not that how you want it? Wentz and the Eagles are affiliated. It is a marriage that is worth every investment. In a league with quarterbacks in focus, and the only player who's hardest to reach and hold, the Eagles and Wentz are in great shape, and that should make everyone very, very happy.