Carson Wentz is hosting his teammates in Fargo, North Dakota for a chance to develop a rapport both on and off the field prior to the start of Training Camp. Rookies and quarterbacks arrive at the NovaCare Complex on Sunday, July 23. The first open practice will be held Saturday, July 29 at Lincoln Financial Field.
"We've had some fun. We got in a lot of good work so far," Wentz told CSN Philly. "It means a lot that we got this many guys to come out. I think this is a big part of building this chemistry. We have a number of new faces, some younger guys, some veterans, some free agents we signed. Just building this chemistry in the offseason is a big part of it."
Wentz is familiar with Fargo, having spent five years there at North Dakota State where he was the Most Outstanding Player in both the 2015 and 2016 FCS Championship Games. But his teammates, not so much.
Wentz apparently didn't recommend any places to get food.
Wentz's alma mater provided the space for practice.
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, one of Wentz's new targets this year, gave us a tour.
Eagles fans were told to get on the Wentz Wagon last year, so it's fitting that North Dakota rolled out the welcome wagon for the players.
Fargo has the nicest folks in America — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) July 10, 2017
The players made sure to take some time away from football for a little team-building.
And make time for the fans.
So far, the trip has been a success.
"It's been great. Everyone has been great around here in Fargo," Jeffery told CSN Philly. "It's great for our team, coming out here with Carson, seeing how he's living. ... It reminds me a little bit of back home because I'm from a small town as well.
"Everywhere we go, he's the man."