Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was the subject of an article this morning calling out his leadership and blaming him for much of the team's struggles throughout the season.
The fact that this "hit piece" relied solely on anonymous sources raised plenty of questions among the Philly sports community.
Our own Eagles writer Dave Zangaro tackled a number of those issues rather methodically.
But there were plenty of others who took issue with the reporting in the piece. In fact, a number of Eagles players promptly took to social media to denounce it.
Fletcher Cox was the first big name to come to Carson's defense noting that "we are all behind him 100%."
Reading through this Carson Wentz thing and as a leader on this team none of that is true Carson is a great teammate and great player we are all behind him 100% he's our guy and will come back and prove the world wrong. If you got a problem feel free to @ me I'll respond — fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) January 21, 2019
Offensive lineman Brandon Brooks agreed with Fletch's take and backed it up with a rather humorous gif.
Zach Ertz, who was mentioned in the original piece as being targeted too much by Wentz, praised his quarterback as being a GREAT teammate.
Don't believe everything you read!!! Carson has been nothing but a GREAT person, GREAT teammate and GREAT leader since Day 1. Our locker room stands behind him all the way. We can't wait to get back to work and be the best team we can be in 2019! #FlyEaglesFly — Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) January 21, 2019
Another offensive lineman, Lane Johnson, went the hashtag-fakenews route.
Whoever wrote that article needs to check their "sources". #fakenews
Carson has been and is our leader and our QB. Y'all know where to find me if you have any issues.#flyeaglesfly — Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) January 21, 2019
Nick Foles hasn't posted publicly but the third quarterback in their room felt the need to back up Wentz. Nate Sudfeld pointed out he spends as much time with Carson as anyone and sent a more lengthy note stating that "Philly is lucky to have [Wentz] leading the franchise."
It wasn't only current teammates who spoke out, however, as Super Bowl champion Torrey Smith came to his old QBs defense as well.
We'll update this post as more players react to the latest story involving Philadelphia's franchise quarterback.
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