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Colts ‘Carson Wentz isn’t fazed by Eagles fans’ rejection after trade: “To be frank, it’s Philly”

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Widely acclaimed for his role in leading the Philadelphia Eagles to the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory, Carson Wentz has since fallen out of favor with his old fan base, but he’s not taking it personally.

In an interview with athleticism Posted on Monday, Wentz opened up about his final season with the Eagles and the poorly received trade that would ultimately send him to Indianapolis.

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“To be frank, it’s Philly,” Wentz said. “It’s just who they are. They’re passionate. It made the game a lot of fun for many years. They’re still passionate. They’re straightforward.”

Carson Wentz (11) of the Philadelphia Eagles is hit by Jadeveon Clowney (90) of the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL playoff football game on Sunday, Jan.5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

Philadelphia selected Wentz with the No.2 pick in the 2016 North Dakota State Draft. Wentz had a decent rookie season, but was posting MVP-like numbers in 2017 before getting injured. Nick foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title that year. Wentz is also said to be injured again in 2018.

After a 9-7 season in 2019, Wentz would bring Philadelphia back to the playoffs, but he couldn’t stay healthy the entire playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Josh McCown would finish the game.

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Wentz was then replaced by a rookie Jalen hurts last season, and a fractured relationship with former head coach Doug Pederson took center stage.

Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Hurts, left to right, Carson Wentz and Nate Sudfeld chat during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington football team on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo / Derik Hamilton)

Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Hurts, left to right, Carson Wentz and Nate Sudfeld chat during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington football team on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Derik Hamilton)

“I think I was the same guy, giving all I could on the pitch and all I could off the pitch to make a difference,” he explained. “I can only control who I am. I can’t let this stuff change me.”

Wentz has seen some improvement in its new environment. In 12 starts, he’s 6-6 with 2,790 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions – 10 short of last season.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. On Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. On Sunday, October 24, 2021.
(AP Photo / Tony Avelar)

“I am certainly grateful for my time there,” he told the outlet. “Five amazing years, with good, bad, ugly, hurt, tough times, winning us a Super Bowl ring while I was on the sidelines. I made some amazing friends. But I think that the way things ended, (a split) was best for both parties. “

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