Michael Pittman did proper factor by not giving Carson Wentz his No. 11


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Think about you’ve made all of it the way in which to the NFL and live your dream whereas sporting the quantity you’ve worn because you have been a child having these desires.

Then think about some struggling QB will get traded to your crew for a few no matter draft picks and asks if he can have your quantity as a result of that’s the quantity he has worn throughout his not-so-great NFL profession.

What would you do?

I do know what I’d do… precisely what Colts WR Michael Pittman did not too long ago when Carson Wentz requested him for his No. 11 – I’d say no deal.

Pittman defined his determination fairly merely by saying, “I’m quantity 11.”

It actually doesn’t get less difficult to grasp than that.

He additionally mentioned Wentz was very respectful whereas asking for the quantity and that the 2 of them are cool.

Pittman did the precise factor. Too typically QBs will go to a brand new crew and really feel like they need to simply get their quantity if somebody already has it. Certain, a few of them have to present one thing as much as get the quantity, however they nonetheless really feel like they deserve the quantity and that’s tousled.

Effectively, it’s not tousled if somebody like Tom Brady asks for his No. 12, which Chris Godwin gave to him, as a result of Brady is the GOAT. Godwin and Brady, in fact, then went out and gained a Tremendous Bowl collectively.

I’m cool with different GOATs at different positions getting their quantity, too, although they need to hand over some good issues for it.

Wentz, nevertheless, isn’t the GOAT. He’s coming off a horrible season with the Eagles and is attempting to resurrect a profession that seemed so promising in 2017 however has mainly been a large number ever since then. He must be grateful that he can’t put on No. 11 as a result of it seems like he wants a very new starting, quantity included.

Pittman, in the meantime, is coming off a rookie season by which he had 40 catches for 503 yards and landing in eight begins. His profession is off and operating and Wentz will likely be good to search for him so much this season.

I imply, it’s a quantity he’ll certainly acknowledge.

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