Carson Wentz: I feel really confident I’ll play Week One

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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz thinks he’ll be the starting quarterback when the 2018 NFL season opens in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 6.

Wentz said on NFL Network that the ACL he tore on December 10 is healing well enough that a full recovery in less than nine months is reasonable.

“Rehab has been great,” he said. “It’s quite the process. It can be painful some days. But so far everything is going well. My goal is to be back for Week One.”

And how confident is Wentz that he’ll reach that goal?

“I’m very confident,” he said. “It’s a fluid process so you never know but I’m doing what the doctors say and taking it step by step. There’s times you feel great and you want to push yourself but you’ve got to stay the course with what the doctors are saying. I feel really good and really confident for Week One.”

The Eagles will surely not push Wentz to come back, and the way Nick Foles played after Wentz went down shows they don’t need to. But they want him back in Week One, and he thinks he’ll be there.

26 responses to “Carson Wentz: I feel really confident I’ll play Week One

  1. Just imagine if he cant make it back week 1. And Foles starts out, say 3-0, before Wentz is 100%. Then what? Would get real interesting.

  2. Carson Wentz is truly one of the most dedicated, mature, great person to enter the NFL in a long long time. ( Yes there are others but he truly stands out!)

  3. You idiot’s that just assume foles is going to pick up where he left off don’t understand what last year was. It was the perfect storm. No way foles would of had the team at 11 wins through 13 weeks of the season last year. Wentz is the better QB.

  4. If ever a team didn’t need to rush a starter back after an injury, it would be the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

  5. The Eagles have the best QB situation in the league and so they will not make the Colts’ mistake with Andrew Luck. The Eagles don’t need to rush Carson Wentz back and they should not allow his competitive nature to force the issue. Foles is perfectly capable of starting the first 4 games of the season and if I am the Eagles, unless Wentz makes a spectacular recovery in time for week 1, then that is the time frame I am looking at: starting Wentz beginning in week 5.

  6. Justin Morris says:
    May 7, 2018 at 10:14 am
    You idiot’s that just assume foles is going to pick up where he left off don’t understand what last year was. It was the perfect storm. No way foles would of had the team at 11 wins through 13 weeks of the season last year. Wentz is the better QB.

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    And maybe last season was a “perfect storm” for Wentz and he comes back as Andy Dalton 2.0. Let’s say Foles starts the season and is undefeated….do you pull him for Wentz when Wentz is ready to play?

  7. Nick Foles did a great job, that being said a 75% Carson Wentz is a better QB than Foles. There will be no drama. Wentz is the QB.

  8. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s healthy enough to play, but he could be rusty and/or not 100% back to full mobility. But then again Foles pretty much missed training camp with an elbow problem and came in totally cold when Wentz got hurt. Either way they’ll be fine.

  9. They won’t let him push it. Week one won’t happen. Reminds everybody how important depth is. Which remind me that Jerry Jones need to pick up Manziel now. If Dak get hurt..that’s it.

  10. cabosan1978 says:
    May 7, 2018 at 9:45 am
    Just imagine if he cant make it back week 1. And Foles starts out, say 3-0, before Wentz is 100%. Then what? Would get real interesting.

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    that would only get “real interesting” if they lost the first two or three games after Wentz came back and all three losses were Wentz’s fault.

    I’ll go you one better: let’s say foles won three games to start the season, but played mediocre football, and then Wentz came back, played beautifully, but somehow, the Eagles lost three in a row. I *guarantee* you that the lethal combination of casual fans who don’t know what their watching, and the hyperventilation inducing media machine would still result in a QB controversy that doesn’t really exist.

  11. Use Randall Cunningham as a cautionary tale 24 years ago. Same spot in his ascension with the same franchise. Tore up his knee in 1991 and came back too soon to begin 1992 (noticeably was still limping) and then got hurt in the first game the following year and was never the same player again notwithstanding his MVP year in Minnesota during Randy Moss’s rookie year. Foles isn’t going to take your job just like no one in their right mind thought an older Jim McMahon would take Cunningham’s but he rushed back anyway, so take it easy big fellow.

  12. The medical assessment is that the Wentz injury is reminiscent of the RG3 injury and may very likely be brace dependent the rest of his career. The nature of the tear requires a longer recovery than the more direct ACL tears. If he’s behind center week 1, he’s rushed his recovery. Ask Andrew Luck how rushing his recovery has worked out for him. For those who haven’t watched him play, escapability and elusiveness in the pocket are admirable traits of his game. He’ll need to reconsider the way he plays or else he risks re-injury, and may be limited in his maneuverability due to the existing injury and brace. Think Tom Brady. He’s brace dependent, but is an utter statue in the pocket. He’s perhaps the best. I’m not saying Wentz can’t be successful, but he’ll need to learn to work around his disability to continue his success.

  13. And he will be out again by week 6 but this time teams will have more time to expose the fraud that Foles is. One of the reasons Foles did well was because teams didn’t have much time or film on what the eagles were doing.

  14. This “brace for the rest of his career” stuff was put out there by a radio call in guest who is not in the training room with Wentz and has been corroborated by absolutely nobody else.

    Wentz has been throwing without a brace since March.

    A hit did not injure him.

    Foles is not a better QB than Wentz because of his 2013 season.

    Nor is he a “fraud.”

    Sheesh…

  15. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    May 7, 2018 at 9:55 am
    He does not want Nicky Six to start the season 4-0

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    I don’t think it’s about Nick. Nor do I think the Eagles are rushing him back. I think *he’s* rushing himself back and it’s about his love for playing the game and the desire not to want to miss any games.

    Besides, Elmer, what’s he supposed to say? You’d be the first to call Carson soft and unmotivated if he said, “know what? I’m fine with Nick starting the season…wouldn’t want to push it, after all. ”

    The poor kid can’t win with some of you guys….

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