Carson Wentz passed the eyeball test, which has prompted Eagles fans to bust open their piggy banks.
Via the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wentz’s jersey became the biggest online seller for the NFL in the aftermath of the Week One win over Cleveland. Fans also have been gobbling up the No. 11 jersey at sporting goods stores in and around the Philly area.
It’s not a surprise. Given the investment the team has made in acquiring him and his ability to compete at the highest level of the sport despite never playing at the highest level of college football, Wentz will likely be around for a while — which means that his jersey won’t soon be shoved into the back of the closet with those reflecting names like Donovan McNabb, Mike Vick, DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, and Sam Bradford.
Meanwhile, any Rams fans who purchased authentic Jared Goff jerseys can boast of something Goff can’t: They’ve actually worn the jersey during a game that counts.