Colts' Michael Pittman Jr. not giving up jersey number for Carson Wentz: 'I am No. 11'

Indianapolis Colts huge receiver Michael Pittman Jr. says he’s “locked-in” to his jersey quantity, which means Carson Wentz should switch his No.11 for one thing else. 

Pittman advised TMZ Sports activities on Monday that he spoke to Wentz after he used to be traded from the Philadelphia Eagles final week about how set he used to be on holding the No. 11, to which the rookie huge receiver spoke back: “I’m No. 11.”

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“I don’t believe there may be any deal this is gonna be carried out,” the huge receiver mentioned.

However Pittman says there are not any arduous emotions between the 2. He mentioned Wentz advised him he used to be “almost certainly going to modify anyway.”

“He requested me very respectfully and I simply liked him for that,” Pittman added. “I believe he’s an ideal dude, as a result of plenty of guys along with his standing, they might are available and insist and stuff like that.”

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Tom Brady discovered himself in a identical state of affairs final season when he shared the similar quantity with Tampa Bay Buccaneers huge receiver Chris Godwin. 

“I believe simply out of recognize for what he’s carried out, what he’s achieved and the occupation he’s constructed for himself, you roughly need to lean into that recognize,” Godwin mentioned earlier than converting his jersey to No. 14.

Pittman, a second-round draft select of USC, completed up his first season with the Colts the place he totaled 503 receiving yards and one landing in 13 video games. In step with ESPN, he wore No. 6 in faculty, then began his NFL occupation with No. 86 earlier than selecting No. 11.

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Wentz, on the other hand, wore the similar quantity for all 5 seasons he performed in Philadelphia. He additionally wore it whilst enjoying at North Dakota State College. 

The Eagles agreed to business Wentz to the Colts final week in change for a 2021 third-round draft select and a conditional 2022 second-round select.

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