Doug Pederson Backs Carson Wentz After Brett Favre’s Comments

Doug Pederson is distancing himself from recent comments by Brett Favre that the Philadelphia Eagles should have moved forward with Nick Foles instead of Carson Wentz.

“I respect his opinion and his words. Those aren’t mine,” Pederson said. “Please don’t put words in my mouth or we’re going to have a problem. Carson’s our guy, bottom line. End of story.”

Appearing on ESPN’s First Take on Tuesday, Favre offered the opinion that the Eagles should have gone in a different direction when choosing between Foles and Wentz after Foles helped deliver a Super Bowl championship in 2017 and then rally the team back into the playoffs a year later.

The Eagles let Foles walk in free agency and signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension.

“Carson’s our guy. Carson was our draft pick. Carson’s the guy that is going to carry us and lead this football team. Listen, everybody is entitled to their own opinion,” Pederson said. “Those aren’t my words, those aren’t Howie [Roseman]’s words, Jeffery [Lurie]’s words, those are his words. I respect that opinion. Whatever he wants to say, that’s fine and we’re going to remain friends. It doesn’t bother me one way or another.”

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