If Carson Wentz was to make a list of things to be thankful for, I'm guessing this would shoot to the top of the list. The former Century standout is a fixture in the NFL following a championship career at NDSU, but this announcement has absolutely nothing to do with football, which is why it's so big.
On social media on Thanksgiving Day, Carson and his wife Madison announced that they are expecting their first child.
They were married in July of last year.
Each Thursday during the season, we take a look at Carson's on-the-field life in a segment called "Weekly Wentz Watch."
Wentz and the Eagles could use a bounce back game and they might just have the right team on the schedule to get one. Last week, Seattle beat Philly and they beat-up the former Century quarterback in the process.
Wentz had way to many back up lineman and wide receivers in the game to get any consistency on offense and the Seahawks handed the Eagles their 6th loss of the season.
Carson Wentz: "There's always stress. There's always pressure. There is always that stuff and for me just to be confident in who I am. The good, bad and the ugly. I don't really get caught up in what people say or think whether it's good or bad I'm confident in who I am as a player. You're going to go through high's and lows. You're going to go through peaks and valley's and for me to be confident in who I am as a person, as a player and as a man of God that's really all that matters and I have so much confidence in my ability to turn this around and do my best and get these things fixed that I don't get to high or to low going through these things."
Despite being a game under .500, the Eagles are only a game out of first place in the N.F.C. East. before the Cowboys played on Thanksgiving. Other than the injuries, there's been one big thing that lead to the losses.
Wentz said: "It's the turnovers. You got to protect the football. You can't put it on the ground and that starts with me. I obviously turned it over a couple of times in the game and I can't do that so I have to learn from those mistakes and those plays and sometimes eat it when it's there but we're excited to get another opportunity here on Sunday."
Again that opportunity comes against the 2-9 Dolphins.
Wentz bruised his hand against Seattle but he has been practicing this week and should be ready for Miami.
(quotes courtesy: philadelphiaeagles.com)