Despite the fact that Carson Wentz has played with the number 11 in college at North Dakota State. He has also played with the number in his first 5 seasons with the Eagles in the NFL. However, with a trade to the Colts and a fresh start, he will have to play with a new number too. The Colts rookie from 2020 Michael Pittman Jr. isn’t giving up his #11. Even though Carson Wentz recently inquired about the availability of the number and if Michael Pittman Jr. would give it up. The full quote provided by TMZ Sports:
“I am No. 11” and “I don’t think there’s any deal that’s going to be done.”
“I spoke to [Carson] and he was just seeing how locked in I was to No. 11, and I told him I was locked in — and he was like, ‘That’s cool, bro, because I’m probably gonna switch anyway,’” Pittman said. “He asked me very respectfully and I just appreciated him for that. I think he’s a great dude, because lots of guys with his status, they would come in and demand and stuff like that.”
I can see both sides of who should get #11. Pittman was a rookie and I can’t see him wanting to give up his number after only one season. But Carson Wentz has tenure in the NFL and is more associated with the number 11 than Pittman. Oddly enough though, Pittman is longer-tenured on the Colts. Wentz seems understanding about not Pittman wanting to give up his number. It might be better for the new Colts’ QB to have a fresh start with a new number considering how horribly his exit from the Eagles was. The next question would be: What number suits Carson Wentz?