Carson Wentz was mic’d up for the Eagles’ win over their NFC East rival Giants on Sunday. As the team waited to see if rookie kicker Jake Elliott could hit the 61-yarder in the final seconds of the 4th quarter to send the game to overtime. The Eagles quarterback had a bit of a brain burp and he announced to anyone listening that he would give the kicker his game cheque if he made the kick. Keep in mind this is a week three kick that would send a game into overtime, not really a lot on the line here.
Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (possibly Wentz’s only real friend on the team) warned Wentz against it. “He’s made that a bunch of times in practice,” Grugler-Hill says.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 26, 2017
Wentz appears to be a man of his word and will pay up. It isn’t very often you see someone so happy to lose just under 32k.
Well that escalated quickly...
but don't worry, @jake_elliott22 and I got this worked out...
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) September 27, 2017
If you’re curious where that dollar figure came from, NFL players are paid their base salaries over 17 weeks — the 16-week season and the bye week — and that’s what Wentz’s breaks down to with his base salary of $540,000 this season.
Great time to be an NFL kicker, hopefully for the kicking profession this is the start of a new trend.
— Stephen Regolizio (@sregolizio) September 27, 2017
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