NFC Notes: Wentz, Foles, Packers

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz won’t get into details about the stress fracture in his back that has cost him time over the last two seasons. Apparently, GM Howie Roseman isn’t willing to discuss specifics either, as Les Bowen of the Daily News writes.

Carson talked about the injury [Monday] and coach [Doug] Pederson has talked about it, as well. I kind of stand by what they said,” Roseman said this week. “When we talk about injuries, injuries are of a personal nature. I don’t want to get involved in timetables or going backwards about it. We feel very good about where Carson’s going to be and having a full offseason, and we’re excited for him to have that.”

Wentz was on the official injury report with a back problem for two weeks in October. After that, he was off the injury report, until his back problems returned later in the year and ultimately shelved him. Many are left wondering whether the Eagles handled Wentz’s back problems appropriately and wondering if Wentz will be good to go for the 2019 season.

Here’s more from the NFC:

  • The Eagles paid quarterback Nick Foles a $1MM signing bonus to account for the incentive he missed out on by just four snaps, Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Foles technically needed to play in 33% of the team’s snaps in order to cash on in the playoff bonus, but the Eagles decided to do right by their Super Bowl hero. Unfortunately for Philly, the good will gesture probably won’t be enough to keep Foles in the fold next year. Several teams are desperate for QB help and free agent riches await the veteran.
  • Matt LaFleur‘s desire to call plays and advance his career led him to leave a comfortable job with the Rams to become the Titans’ offensive coordinator. That initiative impressed GM Brian Gutekunst, which helped LaFleur land the Packers‘ head coaching job earlier this month. “Most of that was just talking to people who had coached with Matt, worked with him,” Gutekunst said (via Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette). “Then his presence in the (interview) room was positive as well. He had the whole offense (while) working for a defensive head coach this past year in Tennessee. Him actively seeking that opportunity and doing that this year made me feel pretty good about it.”
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15 comments on “NFC Notes: Wentz, Foles, Packers

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Players around the league most definitely pay attention to which organizations make those “good will” gestures. For many players the Eagles will be a far more attractive destination than that other team in the state which has no concept of good will.

  2. goldenmisfit

    Could not agree more and not an Eagles fan by any stretch of the imagination. As far as the other team in Pennsylvania let’s be honest they care nothing about their players and the second they are done with them have no problem tossing them to the curb.

    • tsolid

      Just look at majority comments from Steeler fans when it comes to players that have ANY issues, whether money, teammates, etc, they’ll turn on them quickly. They show their true colors quickly

    • tylerall5

      Well there is the whole thing where they paid Shazier all his money up front and are willing to sign him as a player in order for him to try and resume his career one day (reported on this site) instead of a coach among other examples. And the above comment about Steeler fans are generally true as most Pittsburghers listen to the talk shows and let the hosts think for them rather than actually looking through and understanding both sides.

      • tsolid

        Yup, and almost all the garbage they pump on the radio is siding with management and fans suck it up like a vacuum. It’s sad

      • crosseyedlemon

        I suspect the Steeler’s treatment of Shazier would be completely different if he wasn’t someone they could exploit for PR value.

      • grizzled sports vet

        Most – not all, but most – of the Pittsburgh FM radio talk show hosts don’t give the callers long enough to state their full opinions. As soon as they say something the host doesn’t agree with they cut the caller off (hang up on them) & continue to push their own opinion. I wouldn’t waste my time calling into a show like that. And as another person on here said, the listeners eat up the hosts opinions. I hear about it everyday at work. People drink the talk show koolaid. They believe what they hear…

  3. spif25

    I hate the eagles (giants fan) but that’s a classy move for a guy who made them a ton of money the past 18 months

    • sportsfan101

      Truth yet they have no issue giving up on the qb who won it all for them for the qb who can’t stay healthy lets see how it works out for them.

    • zenopsu

      I don’t think he’s injury prone. But I don’t think he’s proven like Foles. 25-7 Foles over last 32 for philly. That’s 13-3 and 12-4.

  4. nentwigs

    At this point, you’ve got to wonder if Wentz is being labeled as brittle both in Philly and around the league.

    • crosseyedlemon

      And generally the people who go around doing this kind of labeling have never had an injury more serious than a paper cut.

  5. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    If Andrew Luck (back injuries) can make a comeback then so can Carson Wentz.

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