Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was the subject of a story in the Philly Voice over the weekend that raised a number of eyebrows.
In the piece, sources inside the Eagles locker room are cited as saying Wentz as “selfish,” “uncompromising,” “egotistical,” one who plays “favorites” and doesn’t like to be “questioned,” one who needs to “practice what he preaches" and fails “to take accountability.”
He also reportedly took issue with the team's "complicated" offense.
Take all that for what it's worth, and for Philadelphia third-stringer Nate Sudfeld, it apparently isn't worth much. Sudfeld took to Twitter to refute the story and back Wentz up.
"Carson is one of the best leaders and teammates I've been around in my years playing football," he wrote. "He's handled the last two years with such grace and poise and has NEVER put anything above the Philadelphia Eagles.
"Philly is so lucky to have that guy leading the franchise. Can't wait to see him back ballin' on the field."
Wentz returned this fall from an ACL injury that ended his 2017 season prematurely but once again did not finish the year. He was limited to only 11 games, and his season was cut short by a back injury.
As for this Philly Voice story, are there some elements of truth to it? Most likely, yes, but at the same time, you could probably find sources to say similar things about almost any other quarterback in the NFL.
It seems hard to believe that the Eagles have a major issue brewing with Wentz and his teammates.
You can read the full Philly Voice piece here.