Last month, Michael Pittman stated he had zero plans on giving up his No. 11 to Carson Wentz after he got traded to the team.
“I am No. 11,” Pittman told TMZ Sports. “I don’t think there’s any deal that is gonna be done.”
He certainly meant that, because on Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts officially announced Wentz’ No. 2 jersey selection.
“I spoke to [Carson] and he was just seeing how locked in I was to No. 11, and I told him I was locked in — and he was like, ‘That’s cool, bro, because I’m probably gonna switch anyway,’” Pittman said. “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 with a touchdown in 13 games during his rookie season. Wentz had been rocking the No. 11 since his days at North Dakota State.
In 2020, Wemtz lead the league in interceptions (15) and sacks taken (50) through 12 games. He would find himself being benched for rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Wentz now gets a fresh restart to his career.