Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is progressing well from his back injury and sources say he has no limitations for on-field drills heading into the start of OTAs, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears. The Eagles will be cautious with Wentz when things get underway on Tuesday, but he is expected to be involved in the majority of drills.
Wentz has been unable to stay healthy the past couple of seasons, but the Eagles are all in-on the young QB after allowing Nick Foles to leave for the Jaguars. The 26-year-old was playing at an elite level in 2017 before tearing his ACL and LCL but was unable to really build off of that thanks to back problems in 2018.
Despite the health complications, the Eagles are already discussing an extension with Wentz that would take him beyond his fifth-year option season in 2020. That’s yet another sign that the Eagles believe in the long-term outlook of their franchise QB.
For his career, Wentz owns a 23-17 record, including an 11-2 mark in the 2017 season. Last year, Wentz completed a career-high 69.6% of his throws and threw for 21 touchdowns against seven interceptions in eleven games.
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