Goff and Wentz: Joined at the hype

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Football

LOS ANGELES--They will be forever linked as quarterbacks selected No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2016 NFL draft.

They share the same agents, remain in contact via occasional text messages and track each other from afar.

Jared Goff of the Rams and Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles will play against each other Sunday for the first time when their division-leading teams meet at the Coliseum.

If Goff and Wentz continue to perform as they have this season, it could be the first of many marquee matchups between the ascending stars.

"It'll be fun," Goff said Wednesday during a news conference in Thousand Oaks. "It'll be good to see him, good to talk to him and good to compete on the same field.

"But ultimately ... I'm competing against their defense and he's competing against ours."


Wentz echoed Goff's thoughts.

"We're both excited for this game and just for those matchups in the future," Wentz said during a teleconference with reporters, adding, "They're a great football team, and so are we right now, so there's lot riding on this one. ... A lot more at stake than just me versus Jared."

The Rams are 9-3, atop the NFC West and on track for their first playoff appearance since 2004.

The Eagles are 10-2 and lead the NFC East -- with a chance to clinch a playoff spot Sunday and maintain or improve their status as the No. 2 seed in the conference behind the Minnesota Vikings (10-2).


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