Philadelphia Eagles @Eagles
We had @cj_wentz mic'd up for #NYGvsPHI and, well, just listen for yourself. #FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/jEyB1msn1o2017-9-26 18:37:42
With the score tied at 21 and only a few ticks left on the clock, rookie placekicker Jake Elliott prepared for a potential game-winning 61-yard field goal attempt.
Wentz, who was wearing a microphone, discussed the situation with those standing around him on the sideline ahead of the play.
"This guy's a superhero if he makes this," the signal-caller stated. "I'll friggin' give him my paycheck. I'll give him my game check."
The first-year pro delivered, as he booted the ball over the crossbar to lift the Eagles to a 27-24 win as time expired.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network provided an exact figure for what Wentz owes Philadelphia's new football hero:
Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo
That'll be $31,764.71 made out to J-A-K-E E-L-L-I-O-T-T. https://t.co/d1xbMVO1T92017-9-26 19:08:20
Perhaps Elliott will let Wentz keep the 71 cents.
Wentz quickly found out the internet never forgets and sometimes adds pressure to promises.
Carson Wentz @cj_wentz
Well that escalated quickly... but don't worry, @jake_elliott22 and I got this worked out...2017-9-27 11:22:59
Looks like Elliott's got $31,764.71 coming his way.
We can add more winners to Wentz's promise to hand over his game check to Elliott. According to Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeff McLane, the Eagles teammates decided to donate the earnings to charity.
Jeff McLane @Jeff_McLane
RE: Carson Wentz saying he'd give him his game check. Jake Elliott said that they've worked out something to donate to charity. #Eagles2017-9-27 19:02:04
Everyone likes a good ending, and the money will be put to good use.