Well, this isn’t that big of a surprise.
Wentz, who has jumped into the spotlight over the past few weeks, played college ball at North Dakota State University, making his first start in 2014. That year alone, Wentz threw for 3,111 yards and 25 touchdowns leading the Bison to a fourth straight FCS Championship.
He was even better as a senior.
After being sidelined with a wrist injury for two months, Wentz started in seven games during the 2015 season, completed 62.5 percent of his passes and racked up 1,651 yards. Oh, and he also led NDSU to another FCS Championship.
This was the scene in Philadelphia earlier on draft night:
While it isn’t a surprising picks for the Eagles, it’s still a bit crowded under center in Philadelphia. The NFC East squad still has Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel on the roster and while Bradford is, reportedly, hoping to be traded sooner rather than later, the future is a bit murky.
Still, it’s tough not to feel good if you’re Wentz. After all, when Wawa tweets at you to welcome you to Philly, you know things are going well.