From the multitude of questions about trading Carson Wentz to the tears streaming down Zach Ertz’s face, the Philadelphia Eagles’ end-of-season media availability Monday spoke to the franchise-changing decisions facing the team brass in the coming weeks.
General manager Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson struck positive tones when it came to Wentz, who still plans to ask for a trade this offseason because his relationship with Pederson is fractured beyond repair, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Roseman did not definitively rule out dealing Wentz, saying, “That is not anything we’re talking about right now.” He emphasized that they’ve shown how they feel about Wentz as a person and player by drafting him No. 2 overall in 2016 and then giving him a four-year, $128 million extension three years later.
“When you have players like that, they’re like fingers on your hands — you can’t even imagine that they’re not a part of you, that they’re not here. That’s how we feel about Carson,” Roseman said.