McLaurin eager to work with Wentz: 'I'm really excited to see what he does'
The Washington Commanders receiver, who recently signed a three-year deal worth up to $71 million, described Wentz as "somebody I've connected with on a very personal level" during his presser Wednesday, according to Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post.
He also said he would be flying out to train with Wentz following the presser and that the quarterback checked in on him throughout the offseason.
"That's why I can't wait to get out there and start throwing with him," McLaurin told reporters, including ESPN's John Keim. "I'm really excited to see what he does."
The 26-year-old is eyeing postseason success in hopes of pushing for a Super Bowl as his next goal and believes his connection with teammates, including Wentz, will play a big role in that.
"I think, truly, you have the most success individually when you have the most success as a team," McLaurin said. "Having that relationship with Carson, I really want to develop and make as strong as possible, so he knows he can trust not only me as a player but as a person.
"I got his back. I know he's been through a lot in his career, and I know we'll get to touch on that, but I'm a guy who's going to have your back, man. And it's not just him; that's how I feel about everyone in this locker room (and) in this building."
Wentz, who was acquired after a one-year run with the Indianapolis Colts, will be McLaurin's ninth different passer since he entered the league in 2019. Despite the ever-changing status of the team's quarterback position, McLaurin has yet to register under 900 receiving yards in a season.
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