PHILADELPHIA -- Be careful what you say when you're miked up.
He was wired for sound during Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Prior to place-kicker Jake Elliott's 61-yard field goal attempt at the end of regulation, Wentz told teammate Kamu Grugier-Hill that he would give Elliott his game check if the rookie somehow made it.
Elliott came through with the longest field goal in Eagles history to lift Philadelphia to a 27-24 win.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 26, 2017
Per ESPN's Darren Rovell, Wentz takes home $31,765 a week.
That would be pretty good bread for a first-year kicker who just two weeks ago was stuck on the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad.
Meanwhile, Wentz added to the intrigue Wednesday morning with the following tweet:
Well that escalated quickly...
but don't worry, @jake_elliott22 and I got this worked out...
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) September 27, 2017