Carson Wentz facing one more hurdle in return

AP

Head coach Doug Pederson said this week that everyone on the Eagles still views it as Carson Wentz‘s team, but that Nick Foles remains the starting quarterback as they put a wrap on their offseason program.

The reason for that is that Wentz is “not ready” to play after last year’s torn ACL and getting to the point where he is ready to play will be Wentz’s focus in the weeks leading up to training camp. The quarterback said Wednesday that there will be some “little benchmarks” and one “last hurdle” from a medical standpoint.

That hurdle is clearance for full contact and Wentz isn’t sure exactly when that will come.

“It’s hard to say I need X to be ready,” Wentz said, via Philly.com. “I think, at the end of the day, I just need to be cleared for contact. Like you see out here, I’m doing quite a bit. I think, come camp, I’ll keep progressing and doing more and more. To finally be cleared of that contact issue is really the last hurdle, and I feel I’ll be ready whenever that is.”

The Eagles haven’t put a definitive plan in place for the preseason in the event Wentz is cleared for contact ahead of their exhibition games, but have indicated playing in them isn’t a requirement to get the start against the Falcons on the first Thursday of the 2018 season.

44 responses to “Carson Wentz facing one more hurdle in return

  1. Doug Pederson said if there was a game today then he would probably start Foles. Then said Carson had till September so he didn’t know. Then said several times that it’s Carson’s team. I love how reporters always twist the speakers words up of course if their was a game today he would start Foles because Carson isn’t cleared to play yet.

  2. I’m not sure what everyone is watching with this kid. When he runs he still has a hitch in his giddy up. All trolling aside, it does not look like a normal jog/run, and for a guy who uses his legs to make plays, this is going to be an issue. The arm is fine, but to me just watching him run makes me say he is trying to be somewhere in this rehab that he is not. If I were the eagles, thanksgiving would be a tentative date to bring this kid back. His desire to be out there is outweighing his common sense right now. He is going to get reinjured, ala rgiii, if he is not careful.

  3. mm556 says:

    June 14, 2018 at 7:51 am

    It’s only been 6 months since the injury, of course there’s still a way to go yet

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    Exactly. Hes already doing more than I expected. Hes a tough dude though.

    He has all summer to rehab and heal up. He will be ready for week 1.

    As 12 said…Ill be back scrambling

  4. Remember this? haha

    Eagles show no interest in Colin Kaepernick, yet
    Posted by Mike Florio on December 11, 2017, 8:36 PM EDT

  5. SBLIIChampionEagles says:
    June 14, 2018 at 7:56 am
    …He has all summer to rehab and heal up. He will be ready for week 1. As 12 said…Ill be back scrambling.
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    He’ll get better but dream on about wk1, at least in terms of being back to his old scrambling self. Even just an ACL takes a year AFTER coming back to get to something like pre-injury mobility. But he had both an ACL and MCL – he’ll be back but not fully so until at least 2019. And even then (given the average NFL player only gets 80% of their pre-ACL mobility back), after both an ACL injury AND an MCL one, dude might not be an effective scrambler ever again and will have to change his game. Look at Titans’ (former Eagles & Pats) Dion Lewis, before his ACL in 2015 he could turn on a dime at full speed with inhuman movement, he came back in 2017 but not with the movement like before. Sadly typical.

    Because of that, Foles may actually be the starter for a very long time, but given he’s been a starter most of his career (39 of 49 games) and now has a ring, I don’t see a major problem.

  6. flviking says:
    June 14, 2018 at 7:41 am
    Wentz will be the next Bradford.

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    Well, Nick Foles looked like Joe Montana thanks to your Vikes’ “#1 Defense.”

  7. Man… I love me some Carson Went, but I can’t help by detect the fear from him every time he talks to a reporter. He is terrified of allowing B.D. Nick to be out on the field, and he is working as hard as he can to not let that happen. Last season he had nothing to worry about because, well who ever expected Foles to be a boss?? Now his biggest fear is giving Foles the opportunity to be out on the feild and play well. If he does okay well, there is a chance that Carson continues to “recovery” from injury until/if Foles starts playing like dirt.

    Going to be interesting to watch.

    The city is still behind Carson, but there sure is a lot of love out there for Nick. It’s hard to forget that he just won Philly’s first Super Bowl and the city is going to remember that until Foles starts stinking it up. Then it’s what have you done for me lately.,

  8. I remember three years ago when Romo went down and Jerry Jones didn’t deem Nick Foles to be worth pursuing because he already had two serviceable backups in Brandon Weedon and Matt Cassel. Other than that, JJ’s track record has been spotless, right?

  9. OF COURSE he needs to be cleared for contact before he can play in an actual NFL game. But once he is, he’s not any more likely to be reinjured than anyone else. And while it is true that he may not be making the Houdini-like plays he made last year, immediately, he brings so much more to the table as a QB – top notch pre-snap recognition, reading defenses, a great arm, accuracy, and leadership, and all of those things are still there the minute he’s cleared.

  10. sandersmarcus10 says:
    June 14, 2018 at 7:47 am
    Hoping he makes a complete recovery, would love to see all players healthy come crunch time.

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    I would too. The same for Watson, Andrew Luck, and really any NFL player. Im a Patriots fan so I want full strength opponents. If if that introduces odds that we can get beaten then so be it. Because it at the same time makes any victories taste much better. The fact is, sports is much more fun when your opponent scares you.

    And for those that think Foles proved in the Superbowl that he should be the Eagle’s starter…Foles had the game of his life (and kudos to him) when he beat us and the Eagles can rejoice over the time and place he had it. But thats not his level of play all the time, and he also benefitted from a depleted defense that was failing in several areas. Carson Wentz is the QB the Eagles need to have in there on a game in game out basis.

  11. He has great talent but I think it’s legitimate to have convern about his durability long term, based on his college injuries, his injury last year and the style which he plays.

  12. dallashomer says:

    I remember three years ago when Romo went down and Jerry Jones didn’t deem Nick Foles to be worth pursuing because he already had two serviceable backups in Brandon Weedon and Matt Cassel.
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    You mean three years ago after the Eagles let him go because they didn’t want him as a backup? Or two years ago after the Rams let him go because they didn’t want him as a backup?

  13. Dont want to see him RUSH back just so his pride can feel good. IF I was the man in charge I would redshirt him this year make him come along gradually and get that knee Stronger then it has ever been. This is his team. He is the future for the next 12 years, WHY OH WHY risk anything else!? For his pride? If they didnt have Nick Foles, then yes hurry him along get him ready by week five cause we need to push for the playoffs. BUT this is NOT the case, do not jeopardize an entire franchise and fan base because he pushed himself or was pushed to come back to soon. Big Picture! This is a huge injury.

  14. electricboogalo says:
    June 14, 2018 at 9:13 am
    Still more mobile than Brady.

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    Still same number of postseason wins as Andy Dalton

  15. The iggles will do everything they can to make Carlson Wince work…even to the detriment of the team. They have to because they spent draft capital to acquire him…then they’ll follow the same path as Seattle, New Orleans, Baltimore…they’ll have over pay Carlson–as if he won a Superbowl–then they’ll have to get rid of the talent and depth that won them the Superbowl in the first place…all this despite having a cheap QB on the Roster that they can win with!!!

    After all…this is the same team with players claiming they’d rather win 1 superbowl and have fun insteada winning multiple superbowls…they’ll get their wish after they pay Wince…#idiots

  16. flviking says:
    June 14, 2018 at 7:41 am
    Wentz will be the next Bradford.
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    There is zero indication that is true. Totally different builds. Totally different mental make-up. Different skill set. Different injury history. Bradford had a major shoulder issues before he even came out. Wentz looks really good right now…perhaps just a little slower at present.

  17. flviking says:

    June 14, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Wentz will be the next Bradford.

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    Wentz already has a win against the 2016 Vikings’ No.1 defense 21-10.

  18. eaglesmancave says:
    June 14, 2018 at 10:33 am
    flviking says:
    June 14, 2018 at 7:41 am
    Wentz will be the next Bradford.
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    There is zero indication that is true. Totally different builds. Totally different mental make-up. Different skill set. Different injury history. Bradford had a major shoulder issues before he even came out. Wentz looks really good right now…perhaps just a little slower at present

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    Hopefully you’re right. I like Wentz, but when these QBs start off their careers with a season ending injury, their youth sometimes talks them back to soon. The Eagles better keep him on the shelf until he is 100%

  19. There is just something about when a QB wears a knee brace ,,opposing players are just licking their chops ! Iggles had a good run of one year ,nothing to be ashamed of !

  20. Eagles are in the best shape possible from a bad situation. Carson will be fearful until he gets through the first full on hit, and realizes the brace will protect him better than he was before without it. This Vikings fan is wishing him well.

  21. I like Nick Foles. He was contemplating retirement from being a QB ever again. Came back, is a back up, is making millions, not getting beat up 16 games a year. Is respected around the league as a Super Bowl MVP. Not to shabby.

    This is Carson Wentz team, and Nick Foles doesn’t have an ego big enough to wreck a beautiful thing. The guy seriously and genuinely comes off a GRATEFUL for the position he is in.

    I’m curious to see what the Eagles do with the team over the next 3/4 years. And it’s a good curious. Tides have changed in the NFL.

    -Steeler Fan

  22. To the Steelers fan ,,I find it very admirable of zyou to come down to the level of a team with only one ring,your a better man than me !

  23. We can only trust that the Eagles’ coaching and medical staffs are smart enough to do the right thing, which is unclear at this point. Come September, they will have a much better idea if Wentz is ready to play or not. I can’t see them holding him out if there are no setbacks and he’s practicing at a high level, “just because” of traditional timetables for returning from injuries such as he suffered, and no valid medical reason.

  24. flicking:

    Hopefully you’re right. I like Wentz, but when these QBs start off their careers with a season ending injury, their youth sometimes talks them back to soon. The Eagles better keep him on the shelf until he is 100%

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    Well it was the end of his 2nd year. I think his youth only helps him here.

  25. You idiots really think Foles is better than Wentz? God Football fans are stupid lol. Wentz is better and it ain’t even close.

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