FACE OF THE EAGLES: WENTZ KNOWS HE NEEDS BETTER FOOTWORK

By Annie Ross

If you are convinced that new Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will deliver a Super Bowl in his first few years:

Bear in mind that even he knows that he has to improve!

Asked what he needed to improve on the most coming from small school such as North Dakota State to the NFL, Wentz gave an honest assessment.

“I think, like a lot of guys I need to improve my footwork,” Wentz said. “You get your footwork down, get that and it helps your entire game. It helps your accuracy. It just makes you a better quarterback.”

Wentz was a pretty good quarterback on his level. He compiled a 20-3 record at North Dakota State and took the school to its fifth straight FCS National Championship in 2015.

The team gave up a lot for the small-school quarterback. He better be worth it.

“I thought I would go first round at the end of the season,” Wentz said. “I didn’t know where.’ I don’t feel any extra pressure, no more than usual,” Wentz said of being taken by a team that traded up to get him. “I’m actually pretty excited about coming to Philadelphia and playing for the Eagles.”

If nothing else, Wentz will have his share of quarterback coaches with the Eagles. Head coach Doug Pederson played the position in the league and was a quarterback coach for most of his coaching career. Offensive coordinator Frank Reich also played the position in the league and coached it. And quarterbacks coach John DeFillipo was a college quarterback and has coached quarterbacks for five other teams.

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