CHICAGO — It's a long way from Fargo to Philly, probably longer than Carson Wentz even realizes.
He seems like a good dude, earnest and eager and thoughtful. He's big at offering inspirational faith-based quotes over social media. He stuck to his roots and selected "Fly Over States" by Jason Aldean as his walkout music at the draft, the only one to go country. He's extremely proud of the blue-collar ethos of his home state.
"You have to earn everything in North Dakota," he said.
In that measure, being Philadelphia's quarterback isn't much different. Just because the Eagles selected Wentz second overall here Thursday doesn't mean he's going to get a honeymoon period with the team's fans and media. Some say Eagles fans are the meanest in the league, but maybe they are just the least naïve; the most demanding of proof not promise.
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