Eagles exercise Carson Wentz’s fifth-year option

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The Eagles have made the anticipated official, picking up the fifth-year option on Carson Wentz‘s contract for 2020.

The quarterback is scheduled to count $8.5 million against the salary cap this season. Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman has said more than once the team is committed to signing Wentz to a long-term deal.

Nick Foles‘ free agent departure to Jacksonville has left no question about who the quarterback of the present and the future is for Philadelphia.

Despite missing eight games the past two seasons with injuries, Wentz has done enough to gain the Eagles’ confidence in his future long term. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 with an MVP-esque season, going 11-2 with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions before his knee injury.

The quarterback market, though, has exploded, increasing the price tag for Wentz.

19 responses to “Eagles exercise Carson Wentz’s fifth-year option

  1. Good QB but the Eagles let the better QB walk!!! Betting Wentz wont play an entire season…He has not done it yet! And more importantly….who is Wentz back up???

  2. His name is Nate Sudfeld, and he’s not bad. That being said, Carson will play and play well. He has lots of critics to silence. It’s not like he isn’t tough. He played NFL games with a fractured back.

  3. illgivemyopinion says:

    April 29, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Wentz was injury free in his rookie season if I recall right.

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    I think he fractured a rib his rookie year in the preseason.

  4. The eagles are a much better team with foles wentz was under 500 this year with same team that won with foles wentz has never won a playoff game eagles have much better chemistry with foles

  5. illgivemyopinion says:
    April 29, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Wentz was injury free in his rookie season if I recall right.
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    Yes and went 7-9 he’s a virus wentz will never win a Super Bowl

  6. leroyquimby says:
    April 29, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Foles hasn’t played a full season either
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    Foles doesn’t play well when he’s not in Phila either!

  7. I work with someone that has a car like Wentz. Always on the disable list. This will be 3rd season in a row that he doesn’t finish. Will be other leg this time

  8. As someone who has watched Foles his entire career (and I own a Foles jersey from 2013), I can assure you that Wentz is a better qb with a much higher ceiling.

    Foles as a rookie went 1-5, Wents went 7-9
    Foles second season was Chip Kelley’s 1st, and he played well, as the league needed time to adjust to Kelley’s offense.
    Foles 3rd season he played poorly (despite going 6-2)
    Foles 4th season ins St. Louis he played poorly.
    Foles was on the bench his 5th season (and Reid did not bring him back as a backup, tells you something)
    Foles fith season he played okay (poorly in Oakland and Dallas game, okay in Atlanta game, but superstar in Vikings and Patriots games)
    Foles sixth season he played poorly in first two games, played well to end season but was average at best in two playoff games. Statistically he was similar to Wentz, team just played back against the wall for him in Texans and Rams games, a backup bump, not a starter play

    Will bet that Wentz has a far better season this year.

  9. Back up the Brinks truck, you pay a top 5 QB big money. There’s seems to be a bunch of not to smart anti Wentz posters on every Wentz post. Obviously I’m a big Wentz fan, he needs to have football player coached out of him. He has to play like the sissy la la QB’s. Right now he’s to good for his own good.

  10. Let’s just drop the whole ‘Should have kept Foles” routine. They rewarded him with money and let him walk to Jacksonville to be the starter there (AFC Conference, he’s up to you to deal with in the playoffs- good luck you’ll need every bit of it).

    We love Nick, always will, but it is Wentz team now. The Eagles are fine at QB. They have a serious player with Wentz, scooped up Sudfeld (a very good backup) when DC was trying to pass/sneak him through waivers, and the birds have another draftee in the pipeline.

    QB position = set

  11. contaminatedthrillz says:
    April 29, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Good QB but the Eagles let the better QB walk!!! Betting Wentz wont play an entire season…He has not done it yet! And more importantly….who is Wentz back up???

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    lol, he literally has played a full season. 2016. Played the whole season.

  12. Eagles_Nest says:
    April 30, 2019 at 8:58 am
    Let’s just drop the whole ‘Should have kept Foles” routine. They rewarded him with money and let him walk to Jacksonville to be the starter there (AFC Conference, he’s up to you to deal with in the playoffs- good luck you’ll need every bit of it).

    We love Nick, always will, but it is Wentz team now. The Eagles are fine at QB. They have a serious player with Wentz, scooped up Sudfeld (a very good backup) when DC was trying to pass/sneak him through waivers, and the birds have another draftee in the pipeline.

    QB position = set
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    Most of the eagles players like playing for foles more eagles plays bwttwr with foles

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