Eagles' Quarterback Carson Wentz's teammates noticed the extra 10-15 pounds on the new dad coming into training camp.
Center Jason Kelce called it "dad weight," and right tackle Lane Johnson said Carson has "dad bod weight." Back in April, Wentz's wife Madison gave birth to their first child, a little girl they named Hadley Jane. But it's not a mound of fat around Wentz's belly that you get from sitting around and eating too many potato chips. It was just the opposite, and as Jason Kelce says, "it will be good for injury prevention. It looks a lot more natural, and I know that was something he put a big emphasis on this offseason."
The Eagles' QB says he gained the weight for two reasons: The first was the coronavirus pandemic...it cancelled spring practices, so Wentz had plenty of time to use the weight room at his home. The number 2 reason? This was the first offseason since Wentz's rookie year that he wasn't recovering from injury.
Carson laughed at his teammates assessment of his new bod, and says "Yeah, I'm a Dad, I'll take it. Whatever you want to call it."
Wentz is beginning his fifth season, but he is the senior member among the quarterbacks for the first time. His leadership is even more important this season with three rookie wide receivers on the team. He has had video conferences with the new players. Coach Doug Pederson thinks he's in great shape, and seems like a new kind of leader, getting a really good rapport with the players.
The question now is with the the pandemic, will the Eagles even play this season? That remains to be seen, but it looks like Wentz is ready with some extra padding with his "Dad bod."
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