One day after he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts, Wentz released his first public statement regarding football in more than two months to say goodbye to his teammates, the Eagles organization, and the fans:
“What a journey,” Wentz wrote in the statement, which was released on Instagram last night.
“More than anything, I will miss my teammates. Thank you. I appreciate every one of you and will never forget the relationships and memories made over the years. So many lifelong relationships have been formed in that locker room. Thank you for the fellowship, the camaraderie in the locker room, and the daily battles out on the practice field! To the City of Philadelphia—Thank you. You have been my home for the past five years. It has been everything a kid from Bismarck, North Dakota could have dreamed of. My family grew here, had a lot of fun, ate a lot of great food, got to be a part of an incredible church, and so many more memories off the field.
“On the field, we brought the Lombardi trophy home to Philly and hopefully brought a lot of joy to the city over the years,” he added. “Thank you to the amazing Eagles fans across the World that have supported my family, our foundation, and our football team through all of the wins and losses. It was an honor to play in a city whose passion and love for their football team is unrivaled.”