By Jack Ryan
New Eagles QB Carson Wentz is wasting no time becoming a Philly guy, longing for a cheesesteak with Sixers stud Jahlil Okafor.
Check out the Q and A, thanks to our friends at Complex Sports:
You had a little back-and-forth with Jahlil Okafor of the Sixers on Twitter. Did you guys ever have the chance to get that cheesesteak?
[Laughs.] Not yet, no. I was only out there for about a day, so when I get back out there I’m sure we’ll connect. It was funny because I tweeted back at him like, “Who’s buyin’?” and then all of a sudden a million fans are like, “I’ll buy it! I’ll buy it! We’ll buy it, Carson! Come here we’ll buy it!” and it was kinda funny. So we’ll see what happens with that.
It’s funny, too, because I saw [on Twitter] there was speculation like, “Did he get a cheesesteak? Where was it from?” and I heard a rumor that you got it from Jim’s which is a spot I love. Is that true?
Yeah, that’s what they had brought into the Novacare Complex there and it was really good. Really good. Especially a really good start to my time in Philly, it was ready when I got there.
I hate to harp on the cheesesteak thing but I ask because as someone from the area I always felt it was a bit…overhyped? To make it such a big deal…like it’s a good sandwich but—it’s a sandwich. What was your opinion?
Honestly I’ve always loved cheesesteaks. They’re kind of my go-to when there’s nothing else to have at restaurants but obviously it’s a little different when you’re out in Philly and have an authentic Philly cheesesteak. I’m gonna try some more but I think it was off to a good start, that’s for sure.