Colts' Michael Pittman Jr. not giving up jersey number for Carson Wentz: 'I am No. 11'

Indianapolis Colts large receiver Michael Pittman Jr. says he’s “locked-in” to his jersey quantity, that means Carson Wentz should change his No.11 for one thing else. 

Pittman informed TMZ Sports activities on Monday that he spoke to Wentz after he used to be traded from the Philadelphia Eagles closing week about how set he used to be on holding the No. 11, to which the rookie large receiver spoke back: “I’m No. 11.”

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“I don’t believe there may be any deal this is gonna be carried out,” the large receiver stated.

However Pittman says there aren’t any exhausting emotions between the 2. He stated Wentz informed him he used to be “most probably going to change anyway.”

“He requested me very respectfully and I simply favored him for that,” Pittman added. “I believe he’s an excellent dude, as a result of plenty of guys together with his standing, they might are available in and insist and stuff like that.”

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Tom Brady discovered himself in a identical scenario closing season when he shared the similar quantity with Tampa Bay Buccaneers large receiver Chris Godwin. 

“I believe simply out of admire for what he’s carried out, what he’s achieved and the occupation he’s constructed for himself, you more or less need to lean into that admire,” Godwin stated earlier than converting his jersey to No. 14.

Pittman, a second-round draft select of USC, completed up his first season with the Colts the place he totaled 503 receiving yards and one landing in 13 video games. In step with ESPN, he wore No. 6 in school, then began his NFL occupation with No. 86 earlier than deciding on No. 11.

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Wentz, alternatively, wore the similar quantity for all 5 seasons he performed in Philadelphia. He additionally wore it whilst taking part in at North Dakota State College. 

The Eagles agreed to industry Wentz to the Colts closing week in alternate for a 2021 third-round draft pick out and a conditional 2022 second-round pick out.

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