Eagles’ Carson Wentz Done For Season

The Eagles announced that Carson Wentz is done for the season with an ACL tear. This was what the Eagles feared when Wentz exited Sunday’s game against the Rams. "<strong

On Sunday, Wentz threw four touchdown passes and set the franchise record for touchdown passes in a season. After throwing 33 TDs this year against seven interceptions and positioning himself as one of the league’s top quarterbacks, Wentz’s year is over. The fear for many Eagles fans is that this may end the team’s Super Bowl hopes as well.

A familiar face will now take over as the starting quarterback. Nick Foles, who entered the game upon Wentz’s exit, will be the new starter, coach Doug Pederson confirmed. Nate Sudfeld, meanwhile, will be the team’s No. 2 QB. Pederson said that he has yet to talk to GM Howie Roseman about signing a No. 3 QB.

Although Wentz looked solid as a rookie, few expected this kind of leap from 2016’s No. 2 overall pick. Wentz threw for nearly 3,330 yards in 13 games and graded out as Pro Football Focus’ fourth-best quarterback in the entire NFL, behind only Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, and Russell Wilson. Foles had an impressive run of his own in Philadelphia, but he has yet to replicate his Pro Bowl season of 2013.

The Eagles, who have clinched the NFC East championship, have three regular season games to go against the Giants, Raiders, and Cowboys. They have a 98% chance of a first-round bye (according to the New York Times‘ odds calculator), so there’s not much on the line in these final three contests. However, these games will be crucial in order for the team to gel with Foles under center.

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25 comments on “Eagles’ Carson Wentz Done For Season

  1. TwinsHomer

    Damn… that just sucks. Rooting for you Wentz! The man single handedly brought me to my fantasy league playoffs this year.

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  2. acarneglia

    This sucks. I’m not even a Philly fan and I’m heartbroken. He was such a big part of that team and they’ll definitely miss him.

    That being said Nick Foles is still talented enough to give this team a chance to win each week and they still should be considered a Super Bowl contender

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  3. Thronson5

    Feel terrible for Wentz and for the Eagles. I know that’s a tough loss. Hope he comes back better than ever and has a speedy recovery. I think it’s not a bad tear since he was able to still play after that incident that caused the rear and then walk into the locker room on his own, or at least I hope that’s the case. Not and Eagles fan but I still feel for their fans. As a fan of the game you never want to see something like this knowing how hard these guys work. With that being said I do think Foles is a decent enough QB, the Eagles have a really good defense, a great running game and some very talented WR’s and Foles knows the system and is a veteran who should be able to win some games. All he has to do is basically be a game manager and make sure not to lose the game with any bad throws. He’s not Wentz and I’m not saying he’s a great QB but he can win some games. This definitely does make things more interesting for the playoffs.

    Any care to share who they think will go all the way in the NFC now?

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    • marckahn

      Don’t need that dog and pony show here like it was when mike Vick signed

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    • Bryzzo2016

      No No No No…. people forget he was benched for a bum on a horrible SF team BEFORE he decided to take a knee. Ironically, taking a knee probably prolonged his career. SF was set to release him after he got benched. He’s just not good at football.

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      • jred1979

        His career quarterback rating is the same as Nick Foles. If Kaep sucks at football, so does Foles.

        If you want to make the argument that his talent isn’t worth the headache of media attention, I totally agree. “Not good at football” is sheer idiocy though. His talent level is the same as most backups, maybe slightly better if you value his mobility.

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  4. Eagles should still be favorite. Every NFC team in right now has vulnerabilities. Scary thing is if the Packers sneak in. Packers defense isn’t what it was, but it’s still Rodgers.

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  5. Bryzzo2016

    Terrible! I’m not an Eagles Fan, but I’m a Wentz fan. The timing couldn’t be worse, they HAD a great chance at a SB run. He’ll not only miss the remainder of this season, but likely the first half of next season at least.

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  6. RockHard

    They wouldn’t have even won the conference with him, much less the Super Bowl.. this is the eagles we’re talking about, they would have choked anyways. No its inevitable…

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