There are plenty of questions to answer about North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz.
“I think the success of guys like Joe Flacco or Tony Romo or, . . . the list goes on whether it’s quarterbacks or other position players,” he said. “There’s a lot of talented individuals at the FCS level that can play. Especially a guy like Flacco coming in really right away as a rookie and winning some ballgames I think shows that that adjustment can be made by special players for sure.”
Wentz led the Bison to a pair of FCS championships (as part of the school’s five-year run of titles), dominating at the lower level of play.
He said going to the Senior Bowl was the first step toward proving he belonged, saying: “I think I went in there and proved that I could handle it.”
Now, the jump will get even bigger, with him becoming a legitimate option for the No. 2 overall pick in Cleveland.
“First and foremost you got to win,” he said of the idea of becoming a franchise quarterback. “I think being a winner in the NFL, that will take you place for sure. I think for me coming out of North Dakota State, I think the track record speaks for itself as a winner. So when I think of a franchise quarterback not only do I think of the physical ability, but I think of being a winner, winning ballgames, taking command, being a leader. All those things come to mind.”
And since there is some recent evidence of quarterbacks being able to make the jump, Wentz’s job has gotten easier.