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Carson Wentz | Quarterback | #11

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 237
College: North Dakota State
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 1 (2) / PHI
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Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Carson Wentz (ACL) will be "ready when he's ready."
"I’m not going to rush him out there. I’m not going to expose him," said Pederson. "Right now, we’re encouraged with the progress he’s making." Wentz has been cleared for some rehab activities including throwing, but isn't close to practicing yet and probably won't see any reps during the preseason. The goal is still for him to be ready for Week 1 against Atlanta. May 11 - 2:23 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Carson Wentz (ACL) told Good Morning Football his "goal is to be ready Week 1."

Wentz suffered a torn ACL early in December. The quarterback added his "rehab has been great" and "everything is going well." As for what he will do after he returns, Wentz does not plan to change his playing style. "As an aggressive player, I'm not going to change. I believe I'll be back better than ever." If Wentz is not ready to go Week 1, the Eagles have the luxury of Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles in the backup spot.
May 7 - 8:33 AM

Carson Wentz (ACL) has advanced to running.

Wentz believes he's still on track for Week 1, though it doesn't sound like he expects to play in the preseason. The 25-year-old also said he doesn't plan on changing his aggressive playing style despite tearing his ACL late last season. Only Seattle's Russell Wilson threw for more touchdown passes than Wentz in 2017.
Apr 17 - 2:29 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson wants Carson Wentz to do a better job protecting himself.

Wentz said after tearing his ACL that he has no plans to change his aggressive style of play but Pederson is hoping he'll reconsider. "Longevity is everything in this business," said Pederson. "Learn from Tom Brady, who got hurt early in his career. And learn from guys that have done that and yet still went on to have great careers and long careers." Wentz is an excellent scrambler and can use this trait to his advantage, but he needs to pick his spots more carefully in order to stay healthy.
Apr 8 - 12:20 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Carson Wentz (ACL) will not participate in the offseason program.

Pederson said he is very encouraged by Wentz's recovery, and MMQB's Peter King reports the Eagles are "confident" he will be ready by Week 1. All of that said, the quarterback still has a long way to go in his rehab. We may not know his availability for Week 1 until late in training camp.
Mar 27 - 9:11 AM

MMQB's Peter King reports the Eagles are "confident" Carson Wentz (ACL) will be ready Week 1.

Wentz tore his ACL in mid-December and underwent surgery a few days later. He was already off crutches by the Super Bowl and seen throwing passes up to 50 yards in pre-game warmups. If the Eagles are really "confident" Wentz will be ready, they could look to trade Nick Foles this offseason. King reports they have already received "at least one respectable" offer.
Source: MMQB
Mar 5 - 9:14 AM

Carson Wentz (knee) was seen throwing up to 50 yards prior to Super Bowl LII.

No longer confined to crutches, Wentz let it rip during pregame warmups on Sunday, throwing balls up to 50 yards off his back foot. Wentz is making noticeable progress in his recovery from a torn ACL and expects to be ready for Week 1. Despite the injury, the second-year signal caller has promised not to change his style of play.
Feb 5 - 11:30 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson told Carson Wentz he hopes to make it back to the Super Bowl with "him leading the way."

Nick Foles was phenomenal throughout Philadelphia's postseason run, culminating with an MVP performance against the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Despite this, there was never any real thought of Foles replacing Wentz as the starter. Wentz was a legitimate MVP candidate before his knee injury and remains the team's franchise quarterback. Foles is sure to garner trade interest this offseason, but the Eagles would be wise to retain him with Wentz not a lock for Week 1.
Feb 5 - 10:42 AM

Carson Wentz (knee) is "hopeful" he'll be ready for Week 1.

Wentz also revealed he tore his LCL in addition to his ACL on December 10. He underwent surgery to repair both knee ligaments on December 13. Wentz was the MVP frontrunner before his injury and has no plans to alter the way he plays. The former second overall pick was originally given a 9-12 month recovery window, so his availability for Week 1 could go down to the wire.
Jan 26 - 2:21 PM

Carson Wentz underwent surgery Wednesday to repair his torn left ACL.

The surgery was performed in Pittsburgh by Dr. James P. Bradley. Early estimates suggest he'll be out 9-12 months, making Wentz questionable for the start of 2018. Nick Foles will fill in at quarterback for Philadelphia.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:17:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Carson Wentz will undergo ACL surgery "within a couple days," and Dr. James Andrews anticipates Wentz being sidelined 9-12 months.

Per Mortensen, Andrews hasn't spoken directly with Wentz, but the noted orthopedic specialist said expectations need to be tempered for ACL recoveries, saying repairs need 9-12 months. Wentz is almost certain to start next summer's training camp on active/PUP with a chance he misses the start of the season. The Eagles will roll with Nick Foles the remainder of the 2017 season.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 06:14:00 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season.

This is an awful development for a player who had legitimate MVP claims and a team with real Super Bowl aspirations. To add insult, the timing of the injury means Wentz is not guaranteed to be ready when the 2018 season rolls around, and he likely will be held out into training camp at the very least. With Wentz out, the Eagles will turn to Nick Foles, who managed just 42 yards on 10 attempts after Wentz left on Sunday, although he did find Nelson Agholor for a massive third-down conversion to help run out the clock. Foles starting is a big downgrade for the entire pass-catching corps, but it could force the Eagles to lean more on the running game and, specifically, Jay Ajayi. That said, it is difficult to spin this as good news for anyone in Philly.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:11:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Eagles are "concerned" Carson Wentz has torn his left ACL.

It's a worst case scenario after Wentz went down late in Sunday's win. More should be known after an MRI but it sounds like he's done for the year. Losing Wentz is a major hit to Philly's chances of making a deep playoff run. The Eagles are now forced to turn to Nick Foles at quarterback.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:52:00 PM

Carson Wentz was forced from Sunday's game against the Rams with a knee injury, and will not return.

Wentz was injured taking a huge hit from Mark Barron on a touchdown scramble that was called back. Remarkably, he remained in the game for four more plays, tossing a touchdown to Alshon Jeffery. Wentz did not have a noticeable limp as he headed to the locker room, but it's obviously ominous he was ruled out for the day so quickly. Nick Foles will finish the game at quarterback. Wentz had completed 23-of-41 passes for 291 yards, four touchdowns and a pick before departing, setting the Eagles' single-season touchdown record (33) in the process. Ever fearless, he also took a number of big hits even before the Barron blow.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Carson Wentz was forced to the locker room in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams.

Wentz took a colossal shot to his lower body on a touchdown run that ended up not counting. He stayed in the game to toss a score to Alshon Jeffery a few plays later, but then headed to the medical tent. He then walked under his own power without a limp to the locker room. At the very least, it seems like he's going to miss a few plays. Wentz was having an eventful game before going down, making big plays and taking big hits.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
3Nate Sudfeld
4Joe Callahan
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3Darren Sproles
4Wendell Smallwood
5Donnel Pumphrey
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Corey Clement
3RB1Corey Clement
2Darren Sproles
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Shelton Gibson
4Greg Ward
5Markus Wheaton
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Mike Wallace
3Bryce Treggs
4Marquess Wilson
5Rashard Davis
WR31Mike Wallace
TE1Zach Ertz
2Dallas Goedert
3Richard Rodgers
4Josh Perkins
5Billy Brown
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Darrell Greene
3Matt Pryor
C1Jason Kelce
2Isaac Seumalo
3Jon Toth
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Chance Warmack
RT1Lane Johnson
2Taylor Hart
3Jordan Mailata
K1Jake Elliott