One of the most intriguing games on the NFL Week 3 slate will be the Washington Commanders welcoming the Philadelphia Eagles to FedExField.
It's noteworthy because it's an early-season matchup between two teams hopeful to compete for the NFC East title. It's noteworthy because this will be Jalen Hurts' first trip back to FedExField since a railing collapsed under the pressure of fans leaning on it right in front of him as he walked off the field after a win in January. And above all else, it's noteworthy because it will mark the first time that new Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz squares off with his former team.
Ahead of the NFC East tilt, Wentz reflected Wednesday on the five seasons that he spent in Philadelphia:
Wentz won't return to Lincoln Financial Field until a Monday Night Football matchup in Week 10, but there figure to be plenty of Eagles fans who make their way down to Maryland this Sunday.
At least publicly, Wentz continues to be very complimentary of Philadelphia fans.
"It's quite the city. It's quite the fanbase. It's quite the experience. I cherish my time there," the 29-year-old said.
The 2-0 Eagles are currently 6 1/2 point road favorites against Wentz and the 1-1 Commanders.