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Colts’ Michael Pittman Jr. not giving up jersey quantity for Carson Wentz: ‘I’m No. 11’

Indianapolis Colts broad receiver Michael Pittman Jr. says he’s “locked-in” to his jersey quantity, which means Carson Wentz must swap his No.11 for one thing else. 

Pittman instructed TMZ Sports activities on Monday that he spoke to Wentz after he was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles final week about how set he was on protecting the No. 11, to which the rookie broad receiver replied: “I’m No. 11.”

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“I do not assume there’s any deal that’s gonna be carried out,” the broad receiver stated.

However Pittman says there aren’t any onerous emotions between the 2. He stated Wentz instructed him he was “in all probability going to modify anyway.”

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

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Tom Brady discovered himself in an analogous scenario final season when he shared the identical quantity with Tampa Bay Buccaneers broad receiver Chris Godwin. 

“I believe simply out of respect for what he’s carried out, what he’s completed and the profession he’s constructed for himself, you sort of need to lean into that respect,” Godwin stated earlier than altering 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 accordance with ESPN, he wore No. 6 in faculty, then began his NFL profession with No. 86 earlier than selecting No. 11.

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

The Eagles agreed to commerce Wentz to the Colts final week in alternate for a 2021 third-round draft choose and a conditional 2022 second-round choose.

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