When the Eagles decided to move up and draft Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, it seemed obvious that one day, he would face off in a game against the quarterback he was coming in to replace, Sam Bradford.
Nobody thought it would be in Week 7 of this season.
That is what will happen this upcoming Sunday, however, when Bradford and his new team, the Minnesota Vikings, take on Wentz at Lincoln Financial Field.
Speaking after practice Wednesday, Wentz talked about how Bradford helped him adjust to the NFL when he first got to Philadelphia.
"When I first got here, it was good to have Sam and Chase (Daniel)," Wentz said. "I talked to Sam quite a bit, and really wanted to dive deeper into this offense. Sam had some good insight on our offense, and he was in a number of other offenses as well. I really built a good relationship with him and I look forward to playing against him."
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The Eagles' decision to trade Bradford to the Vikings for a first-round pick came just a week before the season, a move that launched Wentz onto the field as a starter.
Both Bradford and Wentz have made their current teams happy they pulled the trigger on the deal.
Wentz, through five games, has thrown for 1,186 yards and seven touchdowns, with one interception. Bradford, in four games, has thrown for 990 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions.
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"We have spoken," Wentz said. "We haven't this week, this week has been a long week already, but I'm sure we'll talk before the game. It will be cool to go out there and see him again."
While the headlines will focus on the return of Bradford to face his old team, this game is a big one for the Eagles.
The Eagles stand at 3-2 after two straight losses, and a loss on Sunday could drop them to last place in the NFC East.
Despite the team needing a win, and his former teammate on the other side, Wentz said he won't feel extra pressure on Sunday.
"You don't get caught up in that. The Vikings are the next game on the schedule. We are excited for it," Wentz said. "We have had two tough losses where we didn't execute the way we wanted to. We don't put pressure on ourselves, but at the same time, we play with a self of urgency that we have to be better. We know that. And we will."THE NO-HUDDLE SHOW, E50: Doug Pederson to blame as Eagles regress Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Soundcloud or iHeartRadio.
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