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Carson Wentz Not Satisfied With Rookie Year

Posted Jul 13, 2017

Quarterback Carson Wentz is still bothered by the 2016 season.

The No. 2 overall pick accomplished quite a bit in a whirlwind rookie season. He was named the starting quarterback just eight days before the start of the regular season after Sam Bradford was traded to Minnesota. This was after playing in just one preseason game due to a rib injury.

Wentz and the Eagles started the year strong winning their first three games. Individually, Wentz was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September and set the all-time NFL rookie record for completions in a season. However, the team struggled to a 7-9 finish and missed the postseason. First year or not, that result didn't sit well with Wentz. He doesn't want to be done playing when the regular season ends.

"We have high expectations around there. I hope and expect we're playing into January and then we'll see what happens," Wentz said on SportsRadio 94WIP Thursday morning. "Our goal is to win the NFC East. We believe we have the guys to do it. We now just have to go put the work in, and go make things happen."

Wentz is in Fargo, North Dakota where he hosted teammates for some pre-Training Camp on-field work. The players also took the time to develop chemistry away from football as well. Wentz joked that a golf outing was a "disaster" because it took 4 1/2 hours to do nine holes even playing a best-ball format. But Wentz is pleased with the end result of the trip.

"I'm really liking where we're at. It's still a process," Wentz said. "Training Camp is right around the corner. Honestly, I can't wait to get back."

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