Dear Carson Wentz,

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Welcome to Indianapolis.

I think you’ll like it here. Hoosiers are known for their hospitality. We’re kinder and more forgiving than the fans in Philly. Then again, so is a pack of hungry wolves. 

Like you, we’ve had our ups and downs. 

You probably heard that our quarterback, Andrew Luck, retired. Then, we got Philip Rivers – and he retired too.

Please don’t retire on us. At least, not anytime soon. 

As you settle in Indianapolis, there are a few things I thought you should know. 

The more you embrace Indy, the more Indy embraces you. 

This is a great city, get to know it. There’s nothing Hoosiers love more than someone who understands them and the things that are important to them. We’ll like you for the things you do on the field, but we’ll love you for the things you do off the field. 

Be yourself. 

We don’t expect you to be Peyton Manning. We don’t expect you to be Andrew Luck. We don’t expect you to be Philip Rivers or anyone else, for that matter.

Let go of the past. 

I don’t know what happened in Philly and honestly, I don’t really care. This is an opportunity for you to restart your career, reframe your mindset, and rewrite your story. 

It’s also an opportunity for us – to let go of our past, embrace our present, and look toward our future. 

You are our future. 

As soon as you put that blue jersey on, you become one of us. You’re family now and we have your back. More importantly, so does Quenton Nelson. 

We look forward to getting to know you, embracing what matters to you, and making memories with you.

Now, let’s go make our dreams come true. 

Go Colts! 

One comment

  1. Scott Wolff says:

    I am from Carson’s home state of ND. Thank you for such a nice welcome letter. North Dakotans as a whole are strong, honest, humble and hardworking people and Carson Wentz is no exception. Show him a little love and acceptance and you will be very pleased to have him as a Colt. His outreach and community projects in Philadelphia and world wide are well known. I think you will love to have him in your community not just on your football team. I believe that he and Frank Reich will help bring home a Lombardi for Indy. Thank you in advance for taking good care of North Dakota’s favorite son.

    Scott Wolff

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