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Carson Wentz | Quarterback | #11

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 confirmed Carson Wentz "is the quarterback going forward."
This became a question after Nick Foles led the Eagles on another late-season run including a playoff win, but the reality is there was not much of a decision to be made. Wentz is younger, will likely be cheaper for the next two seasons, and is a better quarterback when healthy. The when healthy part is certainly a concern following two injury-shortened seasons, but EVP Howie Roseman expressed "confidence in his ability to be our quarterback and to be hopefully a 19-game starter." The Eagles will likely look to tag-and-trade Foles this offseason. Jan 15 - 12:24 PM

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Carson Wentz (back) has yet to resume practicing.

The Eagles have already announced that Nick Foles will start against the Bears. The Eagles seem bound and determined to hold Wentz out for however long they stay alive in the NFC playoffs.
Jan 3 - 4:03 PM

Eagles declared Carson Wentz (back) inactive for Week 17 against Washington.

Wentz will undergo a scan on his injured back next week, and it remains possible he is allowed to play if the Eagles make a playoff push. He will not be there, however, to help them get the win they need -- plus help -- on Sunday. Philly also declared Mike Wallace (ankle), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), OL Issac Seumalo (pec), LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), DT Bruce Hector, and WR Shelton Gibson inactive.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018 03:12:00 PM

Carson Wentz will have a scan on his injured back after Week 17.

Wentz isn't expected back for the playoffs (assuming the Eagles make it that far), though he'll undergo tests to gauge where he is in his recovery. Reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will grab another start Sunday at Washington in what could be his final game as an Eagle.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018 08:17:00 AM

Eagles declared Carson Wentz (back) inactive for Week 16 against the Texans.

Yet to go on injured reserve, Wentz has been pushing to play through a broken vertebra in his back, and it is possible he gets his wish if the Eagles are still in the playoff hunt in the season finale. He will not be there to help them get the win they need on Sunday, however. Neither will CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), OG Isaac Seumalo (pec), LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), OL Matt Pryor, CB Chandon Sullivan, and DT Bruce Hector.
Sun, Dec 23, 2018 11:36:00 AM

Carson Wentz received a second opinion on his injured back last week during the team's trip to Los Angeles.

Wentz has reportedly been pushing to play despite being diagnosed with a fractured back vertebra, though external doctors believe he should sit out until the injury heals, an opinion shared by the Eagles medical staff. "We're going to trust the medical staff," said coach Doug Pederson. "You have to make sure that there won’t be any setbacks if we put him back out there." Wentz's odds of returning this year are slim to none.
Fri, Dec 21, 2018 01:59:00 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the Eagles are not putting Carson Wentz (back) on injured reserve, but Nick Foles will start in Week 16.

Pederson said new information about Wentz's injury was positive and he now considers the quarterback "week to week." It is possible the Eagles would have sent Wentz to injured reserve if they lost to the Rams on Sunday night, but that surprise win keeps them squarely in the playoff hunt. Wentz would likely return if they are able to make the postseason or have a real shot at a berth in Week 17, but that seems like the only way he is back on the field this season.
Mon, Dec 17, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Carson Wentz (back) is inactive for Week 15 against the Rams.

Wentz travelled with the team but was already ruled out. He's expected to be shut down for the season. The rest of the Eagles inactives are LB Jordan Hicks, DL Tim Jernigan, CB Sidney Jones, OG Matt Pryor, RB Boston Scott, OG Isaac Seumalo.
Sun, Dec 16, 2018 06:53:00 PM

Carson Wentz (back) is expected to be shut down for the season.

Wentz is facing a three-month timetable from a stress fracture in his back. The Eagles are holding off on placing him on IR, but he's unlikely to return this season. Wentz doesn't need surgery, so he'll be 100 percent for OTAs. Nick Foles will close out the year as the Eagles' starter.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 11:26:00 AM

Updating an earlier report, Carson Wentz (back) is doubtful for Week 15 against the Rams.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson called Wentz "questionable" when discussing his status earlier, but there was never much hope of him playing this week. A loss to the Rams would probably eliminate the Eagles, so there's a very real chance Wentz, who is currently nursing a fractured vertebra in his back, has seen his final snap of 2018. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will be under center for Philadelphia Sunday night in L.A.
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 04:11:00 PM

Coach Doug Pederson said Carson Wentz (back) is questionable for Week 15 against the Rams.

"He has a stress injury, this thing has involved over time and it requires zero surgery to heal," Pederson said. With the team's playoff hopes still (just barely) alive, it's possible Wentz plays through injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that Wentz will travel with the team, but backup Nick Foles is still expected to start. As it stands, consider Wentz a long shot to suit up against the Rams Sunday night. Owners should have a backup plan.
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 10:39:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra in his back.

Wentz was absent from practice for the second straight day. The fracture will reportedly heal on its own with rest, so he will avoid surgery. Schefter reports the Eagles are doing additional tests to determine if he can play through the issue. With Philly's playoff hopes hanging on by the thinnest of threads, it is likely Wentz will be shut down for the rest of the season. Nick Foles will start as long as Wentz is sidelined.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 12:47:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Carson Wentz (back) is "unlikely" to play Sunday night against the Rams.

Wentz underwent a scan on his back Wednesday which proved inconclusive. He will undergo an MRI on Thursday. Nick Foles will get the start against the Rams on Sunday night, and it remains possible he closes out the season in the starting role.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 11:07:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Carson Wentz (back) is not expected to play Week 15 against the Rams.

The 6-7 Eagles are two games back in the division after losing to Dallas last week, but they're still very alive in the Wild Card mix, though the Vikings beat them head-to-head. Perhaps the Eagles are looking more toward Wentz's long-term health here, as he battles with back spasms. Nick Foles will get the start if/when Wentz is ruled out. It's bad news for everyone involved on offense.
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Carson Wentz (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

The good news is the Eagles have until Sunday night to get Wentz ready for Week 15 against the Rams, but coach Doug Pederson wouldn't commit to him playing. If Wentz were to sit, Nick Foles would get the nod and be a downgrade for everyone involved on offense in an already-tough matchup.
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 10:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Carson Wentz
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Josh Adams
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Boston Scott
5Jay Ajayi
GLB1Wendell Smallwood
2Corey Clement
3Jay Ajayi
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Wendell Smallwood
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Shelton Gibson
WR21Golden Tate
2Mike Wallace
3Mack Hollins
4Marken Michel
WR31Nelson Agholor
2Jordan Matthews
TE1Zach Ertz
2Dallas Goedert
3Josh Perkins
4Richard Rodgers
LT1Jason Peters
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Isaac Seumalo
2Chance Warmack
C1Jason Kelce
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Matt Pryor
RT1Lane Johnson
2Tyreek Burwell
K1Jake Elliott