By Melody Miller
If Carson Wentz thought his future in Philly was enhanced when Doug Pederson was fired and Nick Sirianni hired as head coach, NFL Network commentator Mike Garafolo begs to differ.
He was on 94WIP this morning, and he says the issues between Wentz and the Eagles are deeper than who is the coach.
“The short answer is no. No, but let’s see,” Garafolo said when asked if Pederson being gone meant Wentz would be back.
“I mentioned this when Doug got fired and everyone said that ‘Well, means Carson Wentz is back’…No. There is more to this. This a guy who, I am told, feels a little bit off in his relationship with the entire organization.
“A lot of people. There are a lot of hurt feelings on his end with how this whole thing was handled. I am not saying he is justified or not justified, I’m just telling you that my understanding is it is more than just the head coach for him. There are still more conversations that need to be had. When I say Sirianni is going to talk to him, don’t forget the front office is going to talk to him and see if they can work through their feelings and work through this whole thing and see if they can get back on the same page.”
“I don’t know the details of the conversation but I know they made contact and the plan is for them to continue to have conversations,” Garafolo said.
“I gather that it was important for Sirianni to make sure that Carson Wentz was one of the first, if not the first I have no idea the order, that he got to him early. He got the job, boom, now he is starting to reach out to guys.
“And it wasn’t just Wentz. He is working his way down the roster. But Wentz was in the first block of guys, which I suppose makes sense if you are making it clear ‘Hey, you are a priority, we still believe in you and we want to keep you around and I’m the new guy and we are going to do everything we can to make you successful.’”