Brandon Graham, Darius Slay say Eagles believe in Carson Wentz


Brandon Graham does not agree with Deion Sanders' comments that some Eagles players do not believe in Carson Wentz.

"I don't believe so," Graham said when asked about Sanders' comments on Wednesday's 94WIP Morning Show. "I know everybody has their opinion, but I just think we gotta block out the noise. That's all you really gotta do. People are going to have their opinions and I respect Deion for real. We don't need that right because we gotta get it done and we gotta go out there and get it done."

"We believe in him," Graham said of Wentz. "That's the thing. Things haven't happened and the pressures are caving in on people and I just know Carson just needs to be Carson, just play. Because we've seen, we know what it is. We know he's done it, but we just gotta keep that belief and not buy in to all of the other stuff."

Eagles CB Darius Slay echoed the same sentiment on Tuesday's 94WIP Marks & Reese Show with Jon Marks and Ike Reese.

"He's the quarterback so he's the guy. As he goes, we go," Slay said of Wentz.

"We already know as a team and in the NFL, you are only as good as your quarterback. I look at it as football is most like baseball. If your pitcher is not good, it will be hard to have a good game… If he isn't having the game he needs to have, that means it's gonna be a little harder.

"That's all I can basically say on that because the fact is he carries this team. It's his team, we only go as far as he takes us."

Yesterday, Sanders spoke about the situation on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast.

“If you think he could possibly be that guy, what you are going to get if you stay with Wentz, you going to get a division — pretty much what you already have," Sanders said. "You have some guys in the locker room saying ‘Hey man, this ain’t working partner. You could at least give the other kid a shot, because this ain’t working.’ He is not the guy. You can’t just try to justify it because you made a mistake and paid him a ton of money, which you are going to get out of that contract as soon as you can. But you got to be able to salvage that team in a horrific division that you can probably still win, you got to get away from that kid.”