A No. 11 with a side dish of beef? Not quite.
Carson Wentz is on his way to Indianapolis but may leave his number 11 in Philadelphia – if Colt’s broad receiver Michael Pittman has something to say about it.
Pittman is currently putting on the 11 for the Colts but has no interest in giving up his jersey number and adds that he is “locked up”.
“He texted me about two hours after the news broadcast and just asked me how I felt about it. I told him I was going to stay and he said that was cool and that he would switch numbers and so was it easy, “said Pittman on Monday,” Good Morning Football. “I mean, he was a cool guy, that was great.”
“I’m No. 11. I don’t think a deal will be made,” Pittman added to TMZ.
Pittman said that Wentz would be respectful of the situation without asking for the number or pushing the issue, and that he would be uncomfortable taking money in return for the number.
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Trading the Colts for Wentz reunites the passer-by with the former Philly OC and the current Colts HC Frank Reich, with whom Wentz had great success in 2017 before a knee injury put him on hold for the rest of the year.
Wentz had an MVP season with the Eagles in 2017: 33 touchdowns to just seven interceptions in 13 games. The Eagles would win Super Bowl 52 with Nick Foles at the center, and Reich would take on the Colts job after the season.
The Colts swapped a selection for the third round in 2021 and a conditional selection for the second round in 2022 for Wentz in early February, filling the hole left by a retired Philip Rivers. Pittman himself had a solid rookie season with Rivers, 40 passes for 503 yards and a touchdown in 13 games.
All is well, it ends well, and surely both parties know that the only numbers that matter are the ones they put up on Sundays for the next season.