Eagles’ Jalen Mills says Carson Wentz is “throwing strikes like he always does”

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Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills practiced against Carson Wentz during minicamp and thinks Wentz is just about back from last year’s torn ACL.

Mills said this morning on PFT Live that Wentz doesn’t look much different now than he did last year, before his season-ending knee injury.

“He looked like Carson Wentz,” Mills said. “Of course he wasn’t scrambling and he didn’t rush out of the pocket, but when he was sitting in the pocket during seven-on-seven drills when he was allowed, he was out there throwing strikes, doing things he always does.”

Wentz suffered the ACL tear on December 10, and the Eagles’ opener is on September 6, so if he’s on the field when the Eagles host the traditional Thursday night Week One game for the Super Bowl champions, that would be a recovery time of less than nine months. That’s an optimistic time frame for such a serious injury, but all the indications out of Philadelphia have been that Wentz is making fast progress in his comeback.

67 responses to “Eagles’ Jalen Mills says Carson Wentz is “throwing strikes like he always does”

  1. This may be the Eagles first Superbowl win … but they’ve always been preseason champs.

  2. A lot of stooges think that I just rip Prescott for the fun of it but the fact of the matter is that as a cowboy’s fan I simply have zero faith in him. the eagles with wentz have a huge advantage over the cowboys with Prescott. he’s got a stronger arm, moves better in the pocket, better runner and more accurate. his biggest advantage however is pocket presence. he does not get rattled like Prescott does and thus does not float passes into flat that are picked out of panic. I have seen every cowboy qb since eddie lebaron and believe me Prescott isn’t gonna cut it. he’s more quincy carter than roger staubach. oh and by the way if im wrong i’ll be the first to come on here and do a mea culpa

  3. You know Iam gonna tell the iggles fans what they want to hear ,you got the best qb in the league,got the best coach in the league ,best defensive coordinator in the league ,best tight end in the league, best slot receiver in the league ,best defense in the league etc etc ,,picked to repeat, best back up qb in the league ,,best offensive line in the league ,best place kicker in the league ,best general manager in the league ,best owner in the league World Champions ,what could possibly go wrong !

  4. “Just about back from last years TORN ACL”? Right. Okay. He is a STATUE not moving. He can not move right to left he can not scramble back and fourth and Im guessing that he is not running full speed. And I KNOW that he is not taking hits.
    BUT this cat says that he just about back!?
    PLEASE leave Wentz alone, Shut your mouths team mates, coaches, media and fans! Let this guy HEAL CORRECTLY so that he can have a Great career. He is putting to much pressure on himself already to come back TO soon IMO and you People are making him RUSH back as well with all this pressure.
    Im calling it right now, if you be PATIENT then you will have a great qb for the next 12 years (red shirt him), If you rush him or he rushes his self then he will NEVER be the same qb ever again.
    I am a Huge Wentz fan, do not RUIN his career!

  5. It’s all well and good that Wentz is looking like his old self, but the real test will come when he’s got pass rushers charging at him who don’t care if his leg is healed or not.

  6. There is nothing more important to a QB than being able to read the defense quickly and throw an accurate pass to the correct receiver.

    Scrambling ability is a bonus, not the primary skill that makes a QB.

  7. The Eagles getting dissed like this is nothing knew and they thrive on it. They just won the Superbowl with an average backup QB for Gods sake. They only have 4 players mentioned at the bottom of the top 100 chosen by NFL network. No Jason Kelce, no Brandon Brooks but Jimmy Garpallo and his 5 wins is in? Its amazing how the Eagles went 16-3 last year with a nothing roster. So keep believing trolls because Wentz returns and hungry dogs bite.

  8. Iam 25 pounds overweight ,entering the fourth quarter of life ,drove a truck for 30 years and guess what Iam throwing strikes in my backyard too !

  9. Im calling it right now, if you be PATIENT then you will have a great qb for the next 12 years (red shirt him), If you rush him or he rushes his self then he will NEVER be the same qb ever again.
    I am a Huge Wentz fan, do not RUIN his career!

    are you a doctor? do you seriously think they would let the Franchise QB play if he wasn’t ready?

    He may not have his Houdini-like mobility for a little while but if he’s medically cleared, he’s medically cleared. He still has every other attribute that you want in a QB….strong arm, pocket presence, ability to diagnose pre-snap and during a play, and above all, leadership. He will play when he’s ready to play….

  10. “They just won the Superbowl with an average backup QB for Gods sake.”

    Actually Foles is not an “average backup QB”, he is probably the best backup in the league. He had a very successful year as a stater in the past where he threw what, 28 TDs and only 2 INTs? He’s a decent starter with proper coaching, not just a mediocre backup.

  11. tb12greatest says:
    June 20, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Also, Carson Wentz had zero super bowls
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    Also never been suspended for cheating.

  12. harrisonhits2 says:
    June 20, 2018 at 10:23 am
    “They just won the Superbowl with an average backup QB for Gods sake.”

    Actually Foles is not an “average backup QB”, he is probably the best backup in the league. He had a very successful year as a stater in the past where he threw what, 28 TDs and only 2 INTs? He’s a decent starter with proper coaching, not just a mediocre backup.

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    I think every QB who played for Jeff Fisher when he was coach of the Rams should have their stats from that time wiped. Jeff Fisher was the all time worst offensive coach during his stint. Jared Goff, Case Keenum, and Nick Foles deserve better. Sam Bradford was always injured so it’s hard to evaluate him.

    2 of them had trouble finding backup jobs and the 3rd was being labelled a bust but none of that stuck to Fisher. It was never his fault, it was the players and then the assistant coaches. Whatever it took to keep the Fisher train rolling.

  13. cmonitsfunny says:
    June 20, 2018 at 9:07 am
    nhpats says:
    June 20, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Andy Dalton 2.1

    Still butt-hurt from getting beat by a 2nd year head coach who had to use his backup qb?

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    Nope….not butt-hurt at all. Foles and the Eagles outplayed the Pats and I give them credit. And Wentz still has zero playoff wins just like Andy Dalton.

  14. One of the most dedicated players out there. Smart too. Smart enough to have learned for his prior mistakes in risky situations. From all the video clips I’ve seen thus far, he’s moving great and without hesitation . We will all know if he’s back to form soon enough. In the meantime, this is all speculation. Good signs abound everywhere, including the comment from Jalen Mills. This franchise will not put him in a bad position going forward.

  15. It wasn’t just an ACL – it was an ACL, LCL and a partial IT (iliotibial).

    Even if he could technically be back, as other ACLs alone show, he won’t be back to scrambling (like before injury) until the following season. And even after a year, with ACLs alone, guys on average only get back 80% of pre-injury performance. But given Wentz had an ACL+LCL+IT his scrambling days – and thus much of what makes him an upgrade on Foles – may well be over and he’ll need to evolve into a pocket guy just to stay in the league, let alone start ahead of Foles.

  16. I think it’s great that Wentz is “Throwing Bullets”, but last I checked the ACL has little to do, when it comes to throwing the ball.
    Best of luck Eagles.

  17. Exclaiming they somehow won “with just a backup” is silly – Foles started 39 of 49 career games.

  18. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    June 20, 2018 at 9:56 am
    Iam 25 pounds overweight ,entering the fourth quarter of life ,drove a truck for 30 years and guess what Iam throwing strikes in my backyard too !

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    Hahaha! As an Eagles fan, I’d hate to admit it elmerbrownelmerbrown, but I just laughed out loud at that! I always get a kick out of reading these minicamp reports about guys excelling at touch football.

  19. Ah Man you Eagles trolls have nothing anymore now that Eagles are Superbowl Champs. NOTHING! Reduced to criticizing Carson Wentz, a class act and one hell of a QB. Truly Pathetic. Doesn’t matter though because Carson is a winner. Just look at this guys character, I would bet on a guy like that anyday. Wentz is truly going to be one of thebest QBs we have ever seen and all of you haters are gonna have to deal with it the next 15 years. Keep hating… It only hurts you.

  20. Next 15 years ,who ,what, waite ????? I hope because there is nothing that scares me more than a broken down 40 year old quarterback

  21. janvanflac says:
    June 20, 2018 at 10:07 am
    Im calling it right now, if you be PATIENT then you will have a great qb for the next 12 years (red shirt him), If you rush him or he rushes his self then he will NEVER be the same qb ever again.
    I am a Huge Wentz fan, do not RUIN his career!

    are you a doctor? do you seriously think they would let the Franchise QB play if he wasn’t ready?

    He may not have his Houdini-like mobility for a little while but if he’s medically cleared, he’s medically cleared. He still has every other attribute that you want in a QB….strong arm, pocket presence, ability to diagnose pre-snap and during a play, and above all, leadership. He will play when he’s ready to play….

    CLOSE My wife IS a doctor, so the answer is YES. And YES again they would medically clear him even IF he wasnt ready. This is the NFL bro.

  22. Yea nobody is really concerned with whether he can still throw. This is like if the colts announced that andrew luck seems to be running at full speed

  23. tb12greatest says:
    June 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Carson Wentz will do what he does best – run around if the first read isn’t there.

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    Obviously someone has never seen Wentz play.

  24. officialgame says:
    June 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    nhpats says:
    June 20, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Andy Dalton 2.1

    You must have figured out they both have red hair. Good work.

    ————

    The have also both never won a single postseason game and the both also have fans claiming the “should have” been league MVP

    So far there are lots of similarities

  25. I guess there’s no reason to play the season, the Eagles have won already. I mean their QB, who tore up every part of his knee, is throwing strikes in a 7v7 drill with no pass rush and apparently the other 31 QB’s in the league are unable to do the same.

    Congrats on the 2nd SB win Philly – let me know if Wentz is still doing this in Aug and we can talk about a 3peat for 2019 and possibly skipping that season too.

    Wow, the Eagles have actually found a way to remove all possible head trauma from the game, by simply not having to play the actual games, well done!

  26. “The have also both never won a single postseason game and the both also have fans claiming the “should have” been league MVP”

    What are you talking about? Wentz has been in the league 2 years the Eagles were 11-2 when he got hurt, and was the leading MVP candidate. Keep writing and everyone will keep laughing.

  27. “He looked like Carson Wentz,” Mills said. “

    This might be the smartest thing Jalen Mills has ever said.

  28. Carson Wentz heals one day faster for every duck he kills & piles up on Instagram. But don’t question him about it. He just likes god.

  29. Christopher says:
    June 20, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Ah Man you Eagles trolls have nothing anymore now that Eagles are Superbowl Champs. NOTHING! Reduced to criticizing Carson Wentz, a class act and one hell of a QB. Truly Pathetic. Doesn’t matter though because Carson is a winner. Just look at this guys character, I would bet on a guy like that anyday. Wentz is truly going to be one of thebest QBs we have ever seen and all of you haters are gonna have to deal with it the next 15 years. Keep hating… It only hurts you.
    —————-
    are you serious? you should welcome the hate, no one cared about the Eagles until they finally won something. Welcome to the Steelers and Pats world. embrace the hatred, it’s a badge of honor.

  30. officialgame says:
    June 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    What are you talking about? Wentz has been in the league 2 years the Eagles were 11-2 when he got hurt, and was the leading MVP candidate.

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    Yeah….people were claiming the same thing about Andy Dalton a few years back too…..

  31. Wow. There We’re some good points made from people but comparing Andy Dalton to Carson Wentz is about as dumb as it gets… if that guy thinks Wentz will be in the league as long as Dalton and not have a playoff win or a league MVP he is just kidding himself. I’ve never heard any analyst praise Andy Dalton like they did Carson last year. Cmon man stop trolling bud lol.

  32. The hate has always been there, I am just making the point that their criticism carries no weight when the Eagles just won the Superbowl and have a great young QB. For example…. “Eagles have no rings” is now “Eagles only have 1 ring” as if that is supposed to bother us.

    dejc421 says:

    June 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    —————-
    are you serious? you should welcome the hate, no one cared about the Eagles until they finally won something. Welcome to the Steelers and Pats world. embrace the hatred, it’s a badge of honor.

  33. CLOSE My wife IS a doctor, so the answer is YES. And YES again they would medically clear him even IF he wasnt ready. This is the NFL bro.

    8 16 Rate This”

    Is she a sports medicine doctor?? and why would they medically clear a player as valuable as Wentz if he wasn’t ready when they have a Super Bowl MVP as a backup? Point is, he’ll be ready when he’s ready, and that may well be Sept 6.

  34. Lets make this clear, the Eagles aren’t pushing their franchise QB Carson Wentz. Why would they push him when his backup is the Super Bowl MVP!!

  35. Haters need not worry about Wentz although I know you will because an injured Wentz might mean no Eagle success. However, let me assure you, the Eagles have the situation on lock. When Wentz returns…he’s coming to take care of business and take that season MVP and SB LIII MVP. FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

  36. Many of you idiots are commenting without doing your research. For those of you saying he’s a statue or throwing isnt the problem blah blah blah… you do realize he is sprinting full speed and doing moving in the pocket drills right?

    I suggest you go watch some OTA highlights and see how much he is doing on that leg before commenting and making yourself look like an idiot to everybody who has been keeping up. Thank you.

    And for those underselling Wentz, Wentz is the 3rd best QB behind Brady and Rodgers and I can see him moving past them as they get older and he continues to improve.

  37. I like Wentz. As a longtime Cowboy Fan I’m not supposed to say that but he is a good kid, on and of the field. He deserves a better team, though. A team like… the Cowboys! A good rivalry for the upcoming years! Goooo Cowboys!

  38. “I think every QB who played for Jeff Fisher when he was coach of the Rams should have their stats from that time wiped. Jeff Fisher was the all time worst offensive coach during his stint. Jared Goff, Case Keenum, and Nick Foles deserve better. Sam Bradford was always injured so it’s hard to evaluate him.

    2 of them had trouble finding backup jobs and the 3rd was being labelled a bust but none of that stuck to Fisher. It was never his fault, it was the players and then the assistant coaches. Whatever it took to keep the Fisher train rolling.”

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    To be fair, Fisher only had a job because the owner wanted to move the team. Can’t move a franchise that wins.

  39. one thing carson (wince) did not get with his SB ring..a participation trophy.

    no one wants one of those anyway right?

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