Report: Carson Wentz could play in Week Three

AP

Before the Eagles faced the Falcons on Thursday night, there was a report that Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is expected to miss several more weeks before his first game action after tearing his ACL and LCL last year.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he would “investigate that a little bit more and see where and why and when that came out” without saying when he thought Wentz would be cleared for contact. That investigation may not need to go on too long if another report on Sunday is on the money.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Philly’s Week Three game against the Colts is a “realistic” date for Wentz to make his 2018 debut. The Eagles are in Tampa next weekend.

Wentz warmed up on the field before Thursday’s win over Atlanta and resumed doing full team work in practice near the end of August.

27 responses to “Report: Carson Wentz could play in Week Three

  1. I will be interested to see what he looks like. He had one average year, and last season looked outstanding. Will the injury be in the back of his mind and effect him? Dak looked pretty good his rookie season with some saying he should have gotten the MVP. Derek Carr was hyped up to possibly win it last year preseason. You have got to back up great play with consistency or all you end up being is the ‘fresh’ take.

  2. I’m a big Wentz fan, I hope to watch him play for 12 years or more. So do this Franchise qb right and don’t let a season ruin a career. If IF he is 110 percent Only then put him out there, this injury takes a season minimum to heal correctly. This isn’t golf fellas this is a harsh contact sport! …. well it use to be dammit!

  3. Crazy stupid to rush Wentz back. Foles will get the job done, along with that monster defense. Last thing I want to see is another RG3 disaster, and I could care less about the Eagles and the ‘Skins. But I hate to see potential great talent ruined by coaches who care more about their jobs than they do about the long-term health of their potential franchise quarterbacks.

  4. Please stop with the RG3 injury comparisons. The difference is Carson is a QB, RG3 was an athlete playing QB. Wentz can read defenses, adjust at the line or audible, he can make plays from the pocket. With our O Line and Jason Peters back, Wentz will have time to pass the ball. Wentz is a stud, works at perfecting his craft in the film room and on the field and he’s a student of the game. That’s what separates him and RG 3 at the QB position.

  5. People are calling this a monster defense based on the fact the Atlanta Falcons offense stops itself !

  6. Crazy stupid to rush Wentz back. Foles will get the job done, along with that monster defense. Last thing I want to see is another RG3 disaster, and I could care less about the Eagles and the ‘Skins. But I hate to see potential great talent ruined by coaches who care more about their jobs than they do about the long-term health of their potential franchise quarterbacks
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    You realize that putting him in week 3 would be almost one month longer recovery than RG3 was.

  7. What medical staff clears guys week after next? Seriously, it’s just another guess. And isn’t Mort the only who passed along the bogus NFL info that all the balls in Deflategate were 2 pounds underinflated, when maybe one was?

  8. “Mark my words, Carson Wentz will never be the same qb again. Doesn’t matter week 3 or week 3 of next season he will not be the same.”

    I sincerely hope not. With any luck he takes a page out of Brady’s book and learns that being on the field is more important than taking a big hit, even if it means scoring a TD. Throw the ball away, young man, and play another 15 years.

  9. I think Doug is playing with people now. It seems to me he was upset that people leaked the Foles information, as it’s something he probably shared on background only. Now we’ve got two reports in a few days. My guess is Carson is in for Minnesota.

  10. Mark my words, Carson Wentz will never be the same qb again. Doesn’t matter week 3 or week 3 of next season he will not be the same.

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    If by that you mean he’ll run less and work on his deep ball, I think all of Philly would love that. Seriously, your post is just hilarious in so many ways.

  11. Foles and the offense was out of sync against Atlanta but that was to be expected since he and the starters played together very little in the preseason. He could very well light it up the next few weeks. Combine that with a nasty defense, and there is truly no rush to bring Wentz back before he is ready.

  12. People saying Wentz is being rushed because and basing it on the reporters who are making stuff up as they go along. The Eagles have said from the start he will play only when he is cleared by the doctors who are treating him. The Eagles understand what they have and will do what is best for Carson.

  13. sportoficionado says:
    September 9, 2018 at 11:37 am
    Mark my words, Carson Wentz will never be the same qb again. Doesn’t matter week 3 or week 3 of next season he will not be the same.
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    Did a gypsy tell you this, or was it in the tea leaves?

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