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Colts’ Michael Pittman not giving No. 11 jersey number to Carson Wentz

(*11*)A No. 11 with a aspect of beef? Not fairly.

(*11*)Carson Wentz is heading to Indianapolis, however could also be leaving his No. 11 uniform number in Philadelphia — that’s, if Colts vast receiver Michael Pittman has something to say about it.

(*11*)Pittman at present dons the 11 for the Colts, however has little interest in giving up his jersey number, including that he is “locked in.”

(*11*)”He actually texted me about two hours after the news broke, and he just asked me how I felt about it, and I told him that I was gonna stay, and he said that that was cool and that he would switch numbers, and it was that easy,” Pittman mentioned on Monday’s “Good Morning Football.” “I mean, he was a chill guy about it, so that was awesome.”

(*11*)”I am No. 11. I don’t think there’s any deal that is gonna be done,” Pittman added, to TMZ.

(*11*)Pittman mentioned that Wentz would go in regards to the state of affairs respectfully, not demanding the number or urgent the problem, and that he would really feel uncomfortable taking cash in change for the number.

(*11*)MORE: Carson Wentz commerce grades — Colts get passer with upside, Eagles get restricted return

(*11*)The Colts’ commerce for Wentz reunites the passer with former Philly OC and present Colts HC Frank Reich, with whom Wentz had nice success in 2017 earlier than a knee damage sidelined him the rest of the 12 months. 

(*11*)Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season with the Eagles in 2017: 33 touchdowns to simply seven interceptions in 13 video games. The Eagles would win Super Bowl 52 with Nick Foles underneath heart, and Reich would take the Colts job after the season.

(*11*)The Colts traded a 2021 third-round decide and a 2022 conditional second-round decide for Wentz earlier in February, filling the opening left by a retiring Philip Rivers. Pittman himself had a strong rookie season with Rivers, catching 40 passes for 503 yards and a landing in 13 video games.

(*11*)All’s nicely that ends nicely, and positively each events know that the one numbers that matter would be the ones they put up on Sundays subsequent season.

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