The Philadelphia Eagles are putting all their hopes and dreams into quarterback Carson Wentz, who recently divulged he’s still not 100 percent healed from the back fracture that derailed his 2018 campaign.
However, leading up to Eagles OTAs, which begin on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Wentz “is progressing well from his back injury from 2018 and sources say he has no limitations for on-field drills during OTAs.”
Rapoport also notes that the Eagles “will be smart with him” but that “he’s expected to be involved in the majority of all work.”
This is the best possible news for Wentz and the Eagles. At this time, the only realistic backup plan Philly has if Wentz were to be unable to start in Week 1 is backup Nate Sudfeld, who has attempted all of 25 passes during regular-season games throughout his career.
When healthy, Wentz has proven worthy of being the former No. 2 overall pick. Appearing in 40 games, he’s tallied 10,152 passing yards with 70 touchdowns and just 28 interceptions — exceptional numbers for a young passer. It’s not surprising that the Eagles recently picked up the fifth-year option of their quarterback’s rookie contract.