Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz probably thought he was pretty safe when he said on the sidelines Sunday that he’d give kicker Jake Elliott his game check if he nailed a game-winning 61-yard field goal.
After all, as my esteemed colleague pointed out on Tuesday, if Elliott made it would become the longest field goal in franchise history and only 10 kickers in NFL history have made one from that deep.
Wentz, who was mic’d up for the game, said, “This guy’s a super hero if he makes this. I’ll freaking give him my pay check. I’ll give him my game check … I’ll give him my game check if he makes this.”
Whoops. Elliott actually nailed it, sealing the Eagles win over the hated Giants, much to the delight of his family.
According to Pro Football Talk, Wentz makes $356,646 per week. On the other hand, Elliott earns “just” $27,352.94 every week. That would be quite a bonus if Wentz pays up.
So is Wentz going to be a man of his word? Here’s what he had to say about it on Twitter this morning…
Hmmm…wonder what that means? Regardless, I am guessing that Jake Elliott will make out very well on whatever they decided to settle on as payment.