Carson Wentz talks about his contract

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BISMARCK, N.D. - There has been a number of times in recent years, where it's been very accurate to say, "it's a good time to be Carson Wentz."

Now is another one of those times.

Wentz met the Philly media on Monday for the first time since signing his 4-year, $128 million contract and Carson was asked about the timing of the deal.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said: "It was something I think both sides wanted to get done. I knew I wanted this to be home for a long time. Ever since being drafted it's felt like home and so as soon as we found something that was a win-win and really fair opportunity I jumped at it just because I love this place and I want to be here for awhile so I feel like it was a good time."

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said, "Our goals are to win really big and to do that at its best you have to have a quarterback that wants it really badly and Carson in every way wants it badly."

Wentz is guaranteed nearly $108 million in the contract extension and Carson was asked who he leaned on while making the decision to sign.

"My wife has been amazing. My parents, my older brother and family, teammates. I have such an amazing group of people in my life; both in the locker room and at home and everywhere else that I can always just lean on, and like you said, my faith has always been number one," said Wentz.

Wentz graduated from Century High School before leading NDSU to a pair of FCS National Championships. He was picked second overall by the Eagles in the 2016 NFL draft.

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