Admittedly, it was a long shot.

But even long shots come in from time to time, and this one is going to pay off to the tune of $31,764.71.

That’s how much Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is going to have to cough up because of kicker Jake Elliott’s 61-yard, game-winning field goal Sunday against the New York Giants. As he lined up, Wentz, who wore a mic for the game, said, “This guy’s a superhero if he makes this. … I’ll give him my game check if he makes it.”


Elliott, who was mobbed and carried off the field like a king, was in a daze afterward and was asked how it felt to be a hero. “I don’t even know,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going on right now.”

Wentz’s annual base salary is $540,000 (bonus money makes his total salary higher), according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, so 1/17th of the salary is $31,764.71.

Early Wednesday morning, Wentz quipped “that escalated quickly” and promised that he and Elliott “got this worked out.”

Maybe he’s going double or nothing?

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