Carson Wentz Can't Wait to Dive Into Eagles' Playbook

Getting drafted was a life-changing event for Carson Wentz. It was a day the 23-year-old had always dreamed about for years.

Now it's over and he wants a playbook.

The No. 2 overall pick arrived to the NovaCare Complex around 1:30 in the afternoon on Friday and as of about 6 p.m., he still didn't have a playbook.

And he was getting antsy.

"Well, I'm not sure exactly when I'm getting it, but I know once I do, I'll be diving in right away," Wentz said at his introductory press conference.

"Through this process I've made a couple jokes with some people, I'm like, ‘I'm kind of going crazy, I have no playbook.' I'm watching film, and I don't even know what to exactly watch for. I'm not reading defenses quite the same because I don't have a playbook, so I'm fired up to get a playbook and to dive right in."

While he played his college ball at North Dakota State, an FCS (Division I-AA) school, his playbook in college was pretty comprehensive and was a more pro-style offense than most college schemes. He thinks that will give him an advantage as he transitions into the NFL.

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Wentz has about two weeks before the Eagles' rookie minicamp kicks off on May 13, and he's already had some interactions with his new teammates.

Tight end Zach Ertz texted him on Thursday night and several other players, including backup quarterback Chase Daniel, tweeted to Wentz. Daniel is somebody Wentz said he can't wait to meet and learn the offense from -- Daniel knows the offense as well as anyone after playing under Doug Pederson in Kansas City for the last three years.

And the newcomer to the Eagles' locker room has been doing some research on his own. On Thursday night, Wentz spent some time looking up the Eagles' roster and getting acquainted with his new teammates.

"I think there's some really good, young talent [and it's a] really good team that's ready to win, and hopefully I can help contribute to that," he said.

After arriving to the complex on Friday, Wentz got a chance to spend some time with Pederson, offensive coordinator Frank Reich and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, all three of whom Wentz spent time with during the pre-draft process.

Vice president of football operations Howie Roseman has continually praised the trio as coaches who have a ton of experience as and with quarterbacks.

"I'm just going to try and soak up as much information as quickly as I can from those guys," Wentz said. "I'm really excited. I think it's a great opportunity for me to come in and learn from those guys."

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