Bottineau, N.D. – Carson Wentz has reportedly signed with the Bottineau Jacks following the Eagles loss to New Orleans on Sunday, shattering Philadelphia’s hopes for another Super Bowl appearance.
Wentz has been sidelined since Week 14 in the NFL following a back injury leaving the Eagles with no choice but to replace Wentz with Nick Foles.
Following Philadelphia’s loss on Sunday to the New Orleans Saints that knocked the Eagles out of the playoffs, Wentz reportedly announced his transfer to several players in the Eagle’s locker room.
“Wentz came and told a few of us that he’s packing his bags and moving back home to North Dakota to play with the Bottineau Jacks after today’s loss. He approached some team in Minot, the Beavers or something, to join their team but the Beavers declined,” said Eagle’s wide receiver Jordan Matthews. “I’m going to miss him and I wish him the best.”
Wentz’s professional career has been a wild ride since being signed to the Eagles during the first round of the NFL draft in 2016. Wentz tore his ACL in 2017 while playing the Los Angeles Rams, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. Backup quarterback Nick Foles went on to lead the Eagles to their first Superbowl victory.
Bottineau State announced late Sunday night they are excited to have Wentz join their team, confirming the rumors.
“Bottineau is excited to be the new home of Carson Wentz,” Bottineau State College said in a press release. “We’re looking forward to him joining the team, adding yet another exciting chapter to our college and athletic program’s legacy.”
It is unclear at this time however in what capacity Wentz will be joining the Bottineau State Jacks. It is rumored that Wentz will be joining the team in their 2019 football season as a backup quarterback.
Went’z move to Bottineau comes a week after the quarterback announced a partnership with LifeAlert, a device commonly used to alert emergency personal when the user becomes injured or immobilized.
More on this story as it develops.
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