NFL Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) runs out of the pocket past Washington Redskins defensive tackle Matthew Ioannidis (98) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Philadelphia Eagles have, to nobody’s surprise, picked up the fifth-year option on former first-round quarterback Carson Wentz.

Eagles beat writer Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP.com first reported the news, with numerous national reporters confirming it moments later.

Wentz is entering the fourth year of his rookie deal. Originally the No. 2 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, he has the full support of the organization now as the franchise passer following the decision to let Nick Foles walk in free agency this offseason.



Injuries have beset Wentz the past couple of seasons. He suffered a torn ACL in 2017 and fractures in his back last year. The latter is an injury that is still healing, but Wentz has said he hopes to be a full go for training camp.

In his first three seasons, Wentz has passed for 10,152 yards with 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.


Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.