Whenever a highly regarded player joins a new team, it’s customary for a lesser known player to give up his jersey number to accommodate the star in exchange for some cash. That won’t be the case in Indianapolis.
Carson Wentz will be suiting up for the Colts with a number other than 11 after WR Michael Pittman told he he would not give up his number, saying “I am No. 11. I don’t think there’s any deal that’s going to be done.”
Thought it seems harsh, Pittman made it clear there is no ill-will between him and the former Eagles QB.
“I spoke to [Carson] and he was just seeing how locked in I was to No. 11, and I told him I was locked in — and he was like, ‘That’s cool, bro, because I’m probably gonna switch anyway,’” Pittman said. “He asked me very respectfully and I just appreciated him for that. I think he’s a great dude, because lots of guys with his status, they would come in and demand and stuff like that.”