Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. on Monday said he told Carson Wentz that he’s not going to relinquish his No. 11 to the new quarterback, adding that Wentz “was a chill guy about it.”
Pittman, 23, made the comments during an NFL Network interview.
“He actually texted me about two hours after the news broke, and he just asked me how I felt about it, and I told him that I was gonna stay, and he said that that was cool and that he would switch numbers, and it was that easy,” Pittman said. “I mean, he was a chill guy about it, so that was awesome.”
Wentz has worn No. 11 during his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles and during his collegiate days at North Dakota State, but Pittman told TMZ Sports he wouldn’t even entertain a financial offer for the jersey.
“I am No. 11 … I don’t think there’s any deal that is gonna be done,” Pittman told TMZ Sports. “He asked me very respectfully and I just appreciated him for that. I think he’s a great dude, because lots of guys with his status, they would come in and demand and stuff like that.”
Pittman caught 40 passes for 503 yards and a touchdown in 13 games (eight starts) last season as a rookie out of Southern Cal. Pittman wore No. 6 at USC.
The Colts traded for Wentz last week in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick plus a conditional 2022 second-round pick. He passed for 16,811 yards and 113 touchdowns in his five years with the Eagles.