Jason Smith: “Michael Pittman won’t give number 11 to Carson Wentz, and here’s where Michael Pittman screwed up, because he’s EMBARRASSED his new quarterback. This was not a story that needed to hit the media. When you’re asked, just say ‘Nah, nah, nah, we haven’t really talked about.’ But Michael Pittman wanted to stand up and say ‘I AM NOT GIVING HIM NUMBER 11!’ Why would you do that to a new teammate and a new quarterback? This coming from a guy who wore number 6 in college, then wore number 86, and now is on 11. I get wanting to keep your ‘number’, but you’ve already switched three times… You didn’t need to embarrass Carson Wentz. When was the last time you heard about a star joining a new team that was asked about a number and was told ‘NO’? I don’t understand what he was thinking when he decided to say this.” (Full Audio Above)
Listen to Jason Smith explain why he thinks Michael Pittman Jr. went out of his way to ‘embarrass’ new Colts quarterback Carson Wentz by openly telling the media of his refusal to give the incoming QB his no. 11.
Check out the audio above as Smith details why it’s extremely rare that an incoming star player gets outright denied his customary number, especially when it’s by an unheralded rookie and player who didn’t even wear that number in college.