Carson Wentz

When the Washington Commanders host the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend, it will be the first time quarterback Carson Wentz has faced his original team since he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in March of last year, and it sounds like he knows the game will be a little different as a result.

Wentz was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft but was replaced with former Heisman Trophy winner Jalen Hurts in 2020 and traded from the team in 2021.

Though Wentz acknowledges that there isn’t much remaining from his time in Philadelphia with his former head coach Doug Pederson now coaching the Jacksonville Jaguars and many of his former teammates no longer with the team. But according to the Washington Post, Wentz is still excited about the reunion, even if he doesn’t want to “make the game bigger than it needs to be.”

“I’m excited for it,” Wentz said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post. “But . . . you try not to make the game bigger than it needs to be. Every week is a big week. It’s hard to win in this league. And so I know once the first kickoff goes, it’ll be football again.”

While this will be an important game for Wentz, perhaps the bigger reunion with the Eagles will come later in the season when the Commanders travel to Philadelphia on Nov. 14 this season.

[Washington Post]