|Date of Birth:||12/30/1992|
|College:||North Dakota State|
|Drafted:||2016 | Round 1 | Pick 2|
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Carson Wentz is being traded to the Commanders.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Washington is sending the Colts a package that included two third-round picks. Clearly, the Colts were not happy with Wentz at quarterback, so they are trading him away for much less than they acquired him for last offseason—with the catch being that the Commanders will take on Wentz's full contract, which Indy obviously sees as a win. The quarterback musical chairs continues, with the Colts now having a wide-open spot at the position. For Wentz, he'll be back in the NFC East and will face an Eagles team he forced his way out of twice per season. The 2022 NFL offseason continues to be extremely intriguing, with the new league year and free agency not even kicking off until next week.
The Colts activated Carson Wentz from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Wentz benefits from the NFL and NFLPA changing their protocols on all players including those unvaccinated, and he fortunately won't miss any games after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. It's good to hear Wentz is feeling fine, and he'll be out there for tomorrow's Week 17 matchup with the Raiders.
Carson Wentz has a chance to play in Week 17.
The NFL and NFLPA came to a new agreement on the isolation period for players, following the CDC's updated guidance put out yesterday—instead of ten days, the period is now five days. This includes unvaccinated players like Wentz, who will look to get cleared ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Raiders.
Carson Wentz has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Wentz is one of the most notable unvaccinated players in the league, so he's out for ten days as Indy heads into a big matchup versus the Raiders this weekend. Fortunately, Wentz should be able to get cleared by Week 18, but the Colts will have to rely on rookie Sam Ehlinger against Las Vegas, though we can surely expect a heavy dose of Jonathan Taylor once again.
Carson Wentz (ankles) is active today.
Wentz is gutting through the injuries for a big game against the Titans, but he isn't a highly recommended fantasy option at less than 100%. The Colts should use a heavy dose of Jonathan Taylor as they hope to avoid an 0-3 start.
Carson Wentz (ankles) to be a game-time decision for Week 3.
Wentz was able to get on the practice field today, and he's obviously pushing to play against the Titans on Sunday. While Wentz is clearly at less than 100%, we expect he'll start for the Colts. Wentz' status will be known by 11:30 ET on Sunday morning.
Carson Wentz is in a walking boot.
According to multiple reports, Wentz was also in the facility with a scooter yesterday, so it's been a cautious approach after he suffered two ankle sprains on Sunday. Wentz is set to test things this week in practice, and we'd think there'll be an answer on his Week 3 status by the weekend.
Carson Wentz suffers apparent lower-leg injury.
Wentz had his right ankle/foot twisted very badly in the fourth quarter against the Rams, and you could see that he appears pretty upset and frustrated on the sidelines while trying to walk it off. Jacob Eason is currently getting lose for the Colts in a 24-24 tie with several minutes to go in regulation.
Carson Wentz will officially start in Week 1.
Wentz didn't get much practice time leading up to the season, but he practiced all this week and will officially make his Colts debut to begin the year. Wentz will be without T.Y. Hilton (neck), and there's some risk to putting him in Week 1 fantasy lineups considering the missed practice time this summer.
Carson Wentz has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Thankfully, Wentz was just a close contact and did not test positive for the virus, and he's back about as soon as possible after being placed on the list a few days ago. There's some concern with the lack of practice time for Wentz this summer, but he'll probably get back into the swing of things over the next week-plus and be under center for the Colts to open the season.
Carson Wentz has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Because he has been wearing a mask on the sideline, it is believed that Wentz is unvaccinated, so this complicates matters further. It's unfortunately yet another obstacle Wentz will have to overcome after basically missing all of training camp because of foot surgery; and with Colts head coach Frank Reich wanting his quarterback to get enough practice time before playing, it's looking like Wentz might struggle to start in Week 1 given that he's looks set to miss another chunk of practice time just as he was going to get back as a full participant. Hopefully Wentz is feeling OK and can rejoin his teammates soon, but Jacob Eason looks like the favorite to start for Indy in Week 1.
Carson Wentz has officially returned to Colts practice.
Things have apparently been going very positively for Wentz since his foot surgery earlier this month, and he'll now have just under three weeks to work his way up to full-go for Week 1. Wentz has been participating in walk-throughs and is clearly motivated to be out there for the opening game for his new team. Probably the only thing that would stop Wentz from playing in Week 1 is if the team doctors and coaches hold him out for his own good if he's not at 100% and is at risk of re-injury, but it sure seems like Wentz will be on the field to start the season.
Carson Wentz is "trending" toward playing in Week 1, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
It hasn't even been two weeks since Wentz underwent foot surgery, but it sounds like he's already known to be making progress to be ready to go when the Colts season opens in just under a month. Wentz is obviously motivated to be ready to go for Week 1 for his new team, and it looks like there's a good shot that'll be the case, even if he isn't quite 100%. Mortensen also says All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson is expected to be ready to go for the opener, which would be excellent news for Indy.
Carson Wentz is out for five-to-12 weeks, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Wentz was reported over the weekend to be opting for rest, but that has obviously changed, and the Colts new quarterback could miss up to three months of action. Overall, we'd say this is a wise decision for the long-term outlook of Wentz, as he would have been seriously hampered if he opted to simply play on the injury after rest. For now, Jacob Eason is the starter for Indy, and this news—if nothing else—should lead to Jonathan Taylor being the unmistakable focal point on offense. In terms of off-the-field implications, there is now a strong chance the draft selection the Colts owe to the Eagles is a 2022 second-rounder rather than a 2022 first-round pick.
Carson Wentz is not getting foot surgery yet.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Wentz "plans to try to rest and rehab his foot injury over the next few days... rather than have immediate surgery." So, we're now in a waiting game with the hope of Wentz being able to heal up in time for Week 1. If he needs surgery, Wentz will almost certainly miss at least several weeks of the season. For now, consider Wentz out indefinitely with no clear timeline for a return. If Wentz does not need surgery, he can probably be considered questionable for Week 1.
Carson Wentz (foot) is out indefinitely, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Wentz was injured at the end of Thursday's practice, and it's obviously not a good sign that he needs to undergo further testing—sounding like a potentially serious issue. Any sort of extended absence would hurt Indy's chances of competing in the AFC, and the implications also extend to Philadelphia where they are hoping their former franchise quarterback plays enough snaps for the 2022 second-round pick owed to them turns into a first-round selection. For however long Wentz is out, second-year passer Jacob Eason will work as the starter, but don't be surprised if the Colts bring in a veteran that they might feel gives them a better shot this season.
The Eagles are trading Carson Wentz to the Colts, according to ESPN.
Indianapolis is sending over a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could become a first-rounder for the former No. 2 overall pick in the draft and the Eagles' former franchise quarterback. Fans in Philadelphia are not going to be happy with this return considering this year's pick is just a third-rounder, though it will look better if that conditional second-rounder can become a first in 2022, which will happen if Wentz plays 75 precent of the snaps or 70 percent of the snaps and the Colts make the postseason. While the Eagles fired Super Bowl-winning head coach Doug Pederson, Wentz still clearly wanted nothing to do with the organization, and he successfully forced his way out to a great landing spot with the Colts, where he'll be reunited with former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich. After signing Wentz to a monster extension just a couple of years ago, the Eagles are now taking a $33.8 million cap hit with Wentz off the roster, the largest in NFL history.
The Eagles have benched Carson Wentz, according to ESPN.
Philadelphia is going with second-round rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts over Wentz for Week 14, which isn't a surprise after Wentz was benched at the end of the Packers game last Sunday and Hurts provided a clear spark for the offense and the entire team. This season, Wentz is completing 57.4% of his passes for 2,620 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, 15 interceptions, and four lost fumbles along with 276 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in 12 games. Unbelievably, Wentz's massive contract extension does not kick in until after this season, so the Eagles are in a tough spot moving forward.
Carson Wentz is day-to-day with a lower leg injury.
This is according to in-house reporter Dave Spadaro on the team's pre-scrimmage broadcast, as Wentz is not in pads and will be a spectator. This could end up literally being nothing with Philadelphia just calling his absence something other than rest, but it's certainly notable for a player with Wentz's injury history. If nothing else, fantasy owners drafting today or tonight can use this news as a tiebreaker to move Wentz down a spot or two.
Carson Wentz (head) will not return for the Eagles.
This is just really unfortunate for Wentz, who leaves early in his first career playoff start after going 1/4 for three yards before taking a hit to the head from Jadeveon Clowney and leaving in the first quarter. Wentz will now hope his team can get a win with Josh McCown under center and potentially get cleared for a matchup against the Packers next weekend. If this is the end of his season, Wentz might unfortunately have another long offseason of thinking about getting a chance at his own personal postseason success.
Carson Wentz leaves game and heads to the locker room in first quarter.
Wentz entered the medical tent to be evaluated for a concussion after being hit in the head, but he also seemed like he may have injured his back, so we’ll keep you updated when Philadelphia provides more information. Josh McCown is the backup for the Eagles.
Carson Wentz returns for the Eagles.
This is an odd situation, as Wentz was just standing on the sidelines watching Josh McCown in the game for a few plays and then suddenly went back into the game. It looks like Wentz isn't 100% but decided he wants to play again. The Eagles are currently down 10-3 with under a minute remaining in the first half. [UPDATE: Wentz was reportedly getting checked for a concussion and returned to the game.]
Carson Wentz leaves Sunday night game.
Wentz appeared to injure his rib area early in the game, and he has not looked good at all since then, so perhaps he's been trying to tough it out throughout the night. There's under a minute remaining in the half, and Josh McCown is in at quarterback for Philadelphia. The Eagles should provide more information by the time we return from halftime.
The Eagles have signed Carson Wentz to a four-year contract extension.
This deal locks Wentz up through the 2024 season, as he had two years remaining on his rookie contract. Wentz has looked fully healthy this offseason coming off a season-ending back injury, and the Eagles clearly feel comfortable about their franchise quarterback long-term. There's obviously some concern with Wentz suffering season-ending injuries in back-to-back seasons, but his price really could have skyrocketed if he stayed healthy and had a monster year in 2019. Wentz's contract will likely help set the market for other quarterbacks like Dak Prescott and Jared Goff to sign extensions, and this probably isn't the last long-term quarterback contract we'll see this offseason. After Philadelphia paid Wentz, they are likely going to want to show they made the right decision to extend him now months after letting Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles walk in free agency—we could see huge passing numbers, including potentially some running-up of the scoreboard, from Wentz and the Eagles offense this season. [UPDATE: Wentz's extension is reportedly worth $128 million with $107 guaranteed.]
Carson Wentz (back) will have no limitations during OTAs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
On-field drills begin tomorrow for the Eagles, and Rapoport says Wentz has "no limitations" but adds the team will be smart with their franchise quarterback. There's obviously no contact at this time of year, which helps Wentz be able to go 100% if the team allows him, but this is still very positive news, as it indicates the stress fracture in his back shouldn't be an issue for the start of training camp. A full offseason would be key for Wentz as he enters his fourth NFL season.
The Eagles officially exercised Carson Wentz's fifth-year option.
Obviously, this was fully expected, and it keeps Wentz locked up with the Eagles through the 2020 season, giving the team more time to sign him to a long-term deal. It's possible this news make it less likely a long-term extension is struck up this offseason, but there's not really any fantasy impact from this. Ideally, Wentz will be fully recovered from his back injury sometime during offseason training, and we'll keep you updated with his progress.
Carson Wentz says his goal is to be ready for the start of OTAs.
Wentz's stress fracture in his back continues to progress, but he says it's not fully healed yet, which isn't a surprise. Philadelphia's franchise quarterback would obviously love to be ready to go for OTAs so that he can get a full offseason in as he looks to have a bounce-back season, but both the team and player should want to take things slow to ensure he's 100%, especially with the thought that a quick return from his knee injury might have caused his back issue. We'll see if Wentz is out there for the start of OTAs next month.
Carson Wentz is expected to be ready for offseason training, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
This was expected, but it's worth noting that Schefter says Wentz has been participating in a strengthening program, which is probably a good sign. It would be concerning if Wentz is not ready for the start of offseason training in April, considering it'd be four months since his last game on December 9. Another year removed from his serious knee injury suffered in December 2017, Wentz should really benefit from a full 2019 offseason. While it's difficult to argue against Nick Foles as the team's starter moving forward, the Eagles are fully expected to stick with Wentz as their franchise quarterback next season and beyond.
Carson Wentz (back) has officially been ruled out for Week 15.
Despite Eagles head coach Doug Pederson saying he would travel with the team, Wentz presumably isn't making the trip to Los Angeles, hence him being ruled out—or there could be more clarity on his injury and that he should not play through it. Either way, it'll officially be Nick Foles under-center in tomorrow night's primetime matchup against the Rams. Foles is immediately in the QB2 mix, and his presence in the lineup is arguably an upgrade for Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, as he's shown he is not afraid to give his receivers opportunities to make plays for him. Wentz probably won't be back this season, but we'll see what happens.
Carson Wentz (back) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Rams.
This isn't a surprise, and it will be Nick Foles under center in Los Angeles to try to keep Philly's season alive. The reigning Super Bowl MVP has the weapons and game script to put up strong numbers as a streamer, but there is also a chance the Eagles completely fall apart. Still, we would consider Foles a borderline top-15 option for the fantasy semifinals.
Carson Wentz (back) is questionable for Week 15.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says Wentz's injury is a "stress" injury that's gotten worse over time, adding that they won't put their franchise quarterback out there unless he 100% cannot worsen the injury by playing. Pederson got pretty angry with the media and said he didn't want to share more information, but he did reveal that this could take three months to heal. Nick Foles is still expected to start against the Rams on Sunday night, but there's a chance Wentz makes a push to play up until pregame warmups. Ideally, you won't have to rely on either Eagles quarterback as your QB1 option in the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Carson Wentz has a fractured back, according to multiple reports.
Wentz reportedly does not need surgery, which is great to hear, but now the Eagles must determine whether continuing to play with the injury can make things worse or not. If things can't be made worse, there's probably a chance Wentz would suit up Sunday night against the Rams; however, he's on the doubtful side of things for now and might be officially ruled out ahead of the weekend. Back issues can linger and cause issues, so hopefully this is something that just heals and doesn't affect the soon-to-be-26-year-old throughout the rest of his career.
Carson Wentz (back) is not expect to play in Week 15, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said at his morning press conference just a bit ago that Wentz would not practice today (indicating to rest the back, which didn't seem to be a big issue) and would be reevaluated tomorrow. However, it appears Philadelphia is playing it safe with their franchise quarterback, which is a bit of a surprise considering they are still in the wild-card race. Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles is obviously more than capable, though, and it'll be interesting to see how he fares for an offense that hasn't been as good as it was last season. The switch from Wentz to Foles is probably an upgrade for Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, and perhaps Golden Tate, while it might be a slight downgrade for Zach Ertz, who would get locked-on by Wentz often. Foles gives his receivers opportunities to make plays in tight coverage. He's immediately in the strong QB2 mix in a game that could be a shootout in LA, which is where he entered the lineup last season before leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
Carson Wentz is dealing with a back injury.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says Wentz will rest today with general back soreness. He didn't commit to Wentz playing on Sunday night, but he basically said he's just worried about today (and Wentz isn't practicing) so it's not a huge concern yet. We expect he'll be fine for Week 15, but we'll track his status the next couple of days.
Carson Wentz, Eagles fall to 6-7 with overtime loss to the Cowboys.
Wentz was 22/32 for 228 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also rushing four times for negative-three yards with a lost fumble. It ended up being a productive fantasy day for Wentz, but he continues to lock onto receivers, and he doesn't have the same magic that he did in 2017 (which is understandable coming off the knee injury). The Eagles are going to have to win a shootout next week in Los Angeles to stay afloat in the wild-card race, so hopefully Wentz can get redemption against the Rams next Sunday for fantasy owners rolling with him in Week 15.
Carson Wentz throws two touchdowns in Eagles' win.
Wentz was 27/39 for 306 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception along with a two-point conversion throw in the Monday night victory against the Redskins to bring the Eagles to 6-6 ahead of next Sunday's big matchup at Dallas. Wentz's first touchdown was in the red zone to Golden Tate on a play where he scrambled right and made a nice throw in the end zone on the run; and the second touchdown was to Jordan Matthews on a four-yard slant. The interception came when Wentz forced a ball to Alshon Jeffery on a quick slant in the end zone, which Josh Norman easily stepped in front of and picked off. Wentz missed some throws in the game including one to Nelson Agholor on a deep ball and another late in the game to Agholor in the flat, but overall it was as strong performance. Wentz will look to come up big for his team next Sunday as Philadelphia looks to draw even for first in the NFC East. With the Cowboys playing so well defensively, Wentz carries some risk in the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Carson Wentz throws one touchdown in Eagles' win.
Wentz was 20/28 for 236 yards and one touchdown in the big home victory against the Giants to get the Eagles to 5-6. The score was to Zach Ertz for 15 yards after Ertz broke through some tackles on his way to the end zone. Wentz ran a zone-read in the game but lost yardage on it, and a report has emerged that the third-year quarterback still not 100% from his knee injury suffered last December—which some have said might be the case given the severity of the injury. Wentz isn't putting up the spectacular numbers he did last season, but he's a QB1 option next Monday night against the Redskins.
Carson Wentz struggles in Eagles' 45-7 loss to the Saints.
Wentz was 19/33 for 156 yards and three interceptions along with one carry for six yards in the Week 11 loss. The offensive line didn't play great, but this was simply a very poor performance from Wentz, who was inaccurate and made bad decisions throughout the game. This was probably the worst game of Wentz's career, so he just needs to quickly put it behind him and bounce back next week against a Giants team he lit up for three touchdowns on Thursday night earlier this season.
Carson Wentz throws for 360 yards in Eagles' loss.
Wentz was 32/44 for 360 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception along with two carries for seven yards against the Cowboys. The interception was a bad one early in the game when he might have predetermined he was going to throw the ball to Zach Ertz and didn't see an undercutting Leighton Vander Esch right there in coverage. But Wentz bounced back with a big second half including 17 points after a three-point first half. The Eagles weren't having trouble moving the ball once they got rolling, and Wentz's two scores were to Zach Ertz on a pass down the seam and a quick in-breaking route by the goal line. At the end of the game, Wentz drove his team in position for a potential game-tying touchdown, but he threw the ball well short of the goal line to Zach Ertz (who then tried to lateral it to Golden Tate) instead of taking a shot to the end zone. Overall, Wentz again played well, and he'll have to play well next week against Drew Brees and the Saints in New Orleans.
Carson Wentz throws three touchdowns in Eagles' London game win.
Wentz was 21/30 for 286 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, and one fumble lost along with six carries for 28 yards. It was a slow start for Wentz, who had a couple of early turnovers including an interception on a throw to the end zone; but he bounced back and threw a 32-yard touchdown to Dallas Goedert at the end of the first half, and then he threw touchdowns to Wendell Smallwood (on a 36-yard screen pass) and a short touchdown to Zach Ertz. Overall, it was another very good game for the Eagles starter, and now he'll enter the bye week before a Sunday night matchup against the Cowboys in two weeks.
Carson Wentz, Eagles shocked at home as Panthers score 21 unanswered points to win 21-17.
Wentz was 30/37 for 310 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for three yards and a lost fumble, which came on what amounted to the final play of the game in Carolina territory. Overall, Wentz showed excellent accuracy in one of his better throwing days since entering the league, but the big mistake came on the second-t0-last attempt of the game where he forced an incomplete pass to Alshon Jeffery in the end zone, as running back Wendell Smallwood was uncovered in the flat for an easy first down and potentially more. The Eagles now have more loss (four) than they did all of last season (three), and they will be in a desperate matchup across the pond next Sunday against the 3-4 Jaguars; Jacksonville is struggling, but Wentz should be downgraded to QB2 status for Week 8.
Carson Wentz throws three touchdowns in Eagles' Thursday night win.
Pass protection was shaky in the beginning, but the offensive line did a much better job overall of protecting Wentz than they have the last couple of weeks. Wentz was 26/36 for 278 yards and three touchdowns along with two carries for 14 yards. Two scores were to Alshon Jeffery—one to open the scoring on a dime to the end zone across his body while scrambling right, and the other on a quick screen at the goal line—and one was to Zach Ertz on a corner route. Wentz is throwing the ball well right now, and this was the team's best offensive performance, as they put up 34 points to mark the first time this season they've scored 25+ points in a game. Wentz will be a strong QB1 option for Week 7 against the Panthers.
Carson Wentz leads Eagles to 15 fourth-quarter points in two-point loss to the Vikings.
Minnesota's defense limited Philadelphia to just six points through three quarters, but the Eagles turned it on in the fourth quarter and came up short in their comeback attempt. Wentz was 24/35 for 311 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding five carries for 26 yards; he also lost a fumble in a strip sack that popped in the air to big defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who took it 64 yards to the house. Wentz might have been trying to do too much at times, but the fourth-quarter run was promising. The Eagles will attempt to hit the 25-point mark for the first time this season when they face the Giants this Thursday night.
Carson Wentz, Eagles fall in overtime to the Titans, 26-23.
Wentz was 33/50 for 348 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding two carries for eight yards and losing a fumble. Overall, it was probably one of the better days throwing the football of Wentz's career so far, as he showed excellent accuracy all game, with the highlight being a 56-yard deep ball to Jordan Matthews in stride. He also connected with Alshon Jeffery on a 16-yard score, but three fourth-down conversions by Tennessee in overtime helped them pull off a home upset. Philadelphia returns home for an NFC Championship Game rematch in Week 5, and the way Minnesota has looked this season, it isn't a shy-away spot for Wentz, who should have a chip on his shoulder after the Eagles won 38-7 without him in January.
Carson Wentz starts hot in his return to the field.
In Wentz's first game since he tore his ACL in Week 14 of last season before Philadelphia's Super Bowl run, he played well and didn't show any limitations with his knee. Wentz led the Eagles down the field for a touchdown on his first drive of the year, hitting a wide-open Dallas Goedert for a 13-yard touchdown. Wentz was sacked five times in the game, as the Colts did a really nice job of pressuring Wentz while under control—but the athletic quarterback made his share of highlight plays. Overall, Wentz was 25/37 for 255 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, and one fumble lost on a strip sack along with three carries for ten yards. Next week against the Titans is no easy matchup, but Wentz offers obvious high-end QB1 upside for Week 4.
Carson Wentz (knee) has been cleared for contact; will start Sunday against the Colts.
After missing the first two games of the season, Wentz will be back in action for the defending Super Bowl champions for the first time since he suffered his knee injury in Week 14 of last season. Wentz returns to a great matchup against the Colts and is immediately in the fantasy QB1 mix, but there is some risk to starting him immediately given that he hasn't had any game action leading up to this point. It'll be interesting to see how Wentz looks athletically after coming off such a serious knee injury, as there has been some talk that he won't be close to 100% until late this season. Wentz's return is a boost for Zach Ertz after the two showed such a great connection in 2017.
Carson Wentz (knee) might miss several weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport just said this on NFL Network, adding that we might not see Wentz on the field until October. As Rapoport notes, the Eagles are being cautious with their franchise quarterback—which is obviously the smart move for his long-term future. There's been chatter about the nature of Wentz's injury being so bad that he wouldn't be himself this season, and this report basically falls in line with that. Nick Foles will obviously be under-center tonight against the Falcons to open the season, and he could remain the team's starter indefinitely.
Carson Wentz (knee) is not expected to start the season opener.
The last thing the Eagles want is to have their franchise quarterback not be the same after injuring his knee last season, so the smart move is to play Nick Foles until Wentz is 100% cleared and ready to go. We don't recommend knocking Wentz down the quarterback rankings too much, if at all, because of this news, as he could be ready to go in Week 2—and there are plenty of quarterbacks to stream in Week 1 or for however long Wentz is out.
Doug Pederson says he expects to make a decision on the starting quarterback on Friday.
Pederson added that he might not reveal who the starter is until 90 minutes before kickoff on Thursday night, which is when actives and inactives must be decided by—likely the smart move to keep Atlanta in the dark heading into the game. This apparent deadline probably isn't a good sign for Carson Wentz, who would just have a few days to get fully cleared before Pederson makes his decision. Pederson is a decisive coach that wants clarity for practices before the opener, so this isn't surprising. Hopefully there is more clarity on the situation over the weekend, but we'd lean toward Nick Foles being under-center next Thursday. Perhaps the distribution of practice reps at quarterback will be known ahead of the opener, as the starter should obviously get as many reps as possible to prepare for the Falcons.
Carson Wentz has been cleared to resume 11-on-11 work, according to Chris Mortensen.
Wentz hasn’t participated in 11-on-11 drills all month after doing so previously, so this is obviously positive news and a step in the right direction for Philly’s franchise quarterback getting cleared for the opener. Still, we have no indication one way or the other, and fantasy owners might not know Wentz’s Week 1 status until after drafts have been held. Nick Foles (shoulder) is expected to be fine, but hopefully his injury isn’t rushing the starter back too soon.
Carson Wentz says it'll be "close" whether he plays in Week 1.
Wentz is confirming what's clearly the case: There is a real chance he might not be out there for the NFL's opening game against the Falcons. Smartly, Wentz says it won't be up to him or the coaches, but it'll be a doctor's decision, which is clearly the best course of action for himself and the franchise. Some have speculated that Wentz will not be 100% for most of this season because of the severity of his injury, and things are very much up in the air. Ideally, you'll be drafting late enough that the timeline for Wentz becomes clearer, but be sure to have a backup plan (like Nick Foles) if you plan on drafting Wentz in the next couple of weeks.
Dr. David Chao casts doubt on Carson Wentz's Week 1 status.
Wentz hasn't participated in 11-on-11 team drills in the last five practices, which has caused some people to be concerned. Dr. Chao, also known as ProFootballDoc, says that although he hasn't examined or treated Wentz, "there is no way that Wentz can be 100% for Week One," adding that "it is just physiologically impossible" for him to be at 100% until "much later this season - or beyond." While Dr. Chao is an expert, it's just the opinion of one person; Wentz could just be a freak athlete that's able to do things that are seemingly impossible. Chao maintains that Wentz won't be the same electric dual-threat player if he does start Week 1, which is worth noting as you consider him in fantasy drafts. We expect Wentz will do everything he can to play against the Falcons in under five weeks, but it's no lock yet.
Carson Wentz (knee) is not starting training camp on the PUP list.
Wentz isn't expected to be a full participant to start camp, but this is still a great sign after Wentz tore his ACL in early December. The Eagles would probably be wise to not have Wentz push things too much, but the third-year quarterback is certainly raring to go and could become a full participant soon. It's been the expectation all along, but Wentz is now guaranteed to start the season on Philadelphia's 53-man roster, and it would be a major surprise if he's not out there for Week 1 against Atlanta.
Carson Wentz is moving around and throwing.
The video in the link below shows Wentz in action before the Eagles' OTA practice session, and he doesn't look like a guy that just suffered a serious knee injury in December. Week 1 is clearly the target for Wentz and the Eagles, and they certainly appear to be on track. The only concern is that Wentz might be pushing things a bit too much, but hopefully the team doctors are closely monitoring him. And he's presumably been given the OK to move the way he is. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will take the first-team reps while Wentz continues to work and rehab on his own.
Carson Wentz says being ready for Week 1 is "still the goal."
The Eagles franchise quarterback added that "it's so hard to put a timeframe and a timetable on these things" but that he is "happy" with where he's at in the rehab process. Wentz is running again, which is a great sign, and another great sign is that he says he's going to be smart about not rushing to come back. Hopefully Wentz is one of those guys that heals quicker than most and is more than ready to play in the opening game of the season, but the Eagles have Nick Foles ready to go if Wentz is not. Wentz did also say he isn't going to change his play style, which could be a concern for his long-term health outlook—but he sure will be exciting whenever he's on the field.
One outside doctor is concerned about Carson Wentz's knee injury.
Dr. John Kelly, an orthopedic surgeon from NovaCare (which happens to be the sponsor for the Eagles' training complex), believes Wentz will take at least nine months and potential up to 11 months to recover from the injury suffered in Week 13 against the Rams. Kelly is not working with Wentz and says he has no inside knowledge of the situation, so perhaps it should be taken with a grain of salt, but the doctor doesn't have any reason to lie and says this is an RG3 or Tom Brady type of injury because he tore two additional ligaments in addition to the ACL. Brady's injury suffered in September of 2007 was very serious, but he hit the rehab process hard and was able to recover quicker than doctors anticipated, but he doesn't run around the way Wentz does. And we know RG3 struggled the next season and was never the same after trying to make sure he was back on the field in Week 1 of the season after his injury. Hopefully Wentz is one of those guys that can miraculously recover, but it's certainly no lock he's out there for Week 1 in 2018. Considering the strength of their roster and the fact that they don't really have any holes, the Eagles would probably be foolish to trade Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles unless they get an offer that absolutely blows them away.
Carson Wentz's "goal" is to be ready for Week 1 of next season.
Wentz spoke to reporters for the first time since the injury in Week 14 against the Rams, and he said it was both his ACL and LCL that were injured, per multiple reports in the locker room. It's also great to hear that Wentz is walking around without his cane, and recovery seems to be going well. However, hopefully the goal of being ready for the start of the regular season, though certainly obtainable, won't make him rush the recovery and rehab. The most important thing will be getting back to 100% so he play like his usual athletic, playmaking self.
Carson Wentz has a torn ACL, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced.
The second-year quarterback's MVP-caliber season has come to an end just like that. After tossing four touchdowns against the Rams in a game that sealed the NFC East for the Eagles, Wentz will now hand the keys to Nick Foles as the team attempts to go on a Super Bowl run without the franchise quarterback commanding the offense. Wentz's spectacular season ends with 3,296 passing yards, 33 passing touchdowns, seven interceptions, a 60.2% completion percentage, 46 rushing attempts, 150 rushing yards, and two rushing touchdowns. This ACL tear might keep Wentz out into the start of next regular season, and he certainly won't have the benefit of a critical offseason that could've been used to improve on his game. Whenever Wentz does hit the field next season, he should be a solid QB1 option, but hopefully the rehab and recovery goes well so that he might be out there for Week 1—but they shouldn't rush it. All things considered, Wentz will probably end up being a early-mid round draft selection in 2018 fantasy drafts. We wish him good luck on his recovery, as he's a great guy that you especially hate to see this happen to.
Carson Wentz (knee) will not return to today's game.
This probably isn't a good sign. With still almost an entire quarter to go in a back-and-forth matchup with the Rams, the Eagles have ruled their franchise quarterback out for the game. Wentz is a tough guy and walked off the field to the locker room under his own power after even playing a few plays and throwing a touchdown, but that doesn't mean this isn't a serious injury. More information should become available in the next day or so, and we just need to hope for the best.
Carson Wentz leaves game with unknown injury.
Wentz took a big hit when diving for the end zone on a touchdown play that was called back because of a holding penalty on right tackle Lane Johnson. Wentz went on to throw a touchdown on fourth-and-goal later in the drive, but he clearly didn't look himself judging by the look on his face. The Eagles are currently in a big-time battle with the Rams, so hopefully Wentz is OK and able to return to the game. For now, expect backup Nick Foles to enter the game for Philadelphia.
Carson Wentz, Eagles lose 24-10 in Seattle on Sunday Night Football.
Wentz was 29/45 for 348 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also rushed six times for 30 yards and lost a fumble. In Philly's toughest test yet, Wentz left some plays out on the field, including two would-be touchdowns to Nelson Agholor and a lost fumble at the goal line. He's had an MVP-caliber season due to his creativity, toughness, and leadership, but Wentz is still having some accuracy concerns by completing just north of 60% of his passes on the season, and that was on display in Week 13. He and the Eagles will look to bounce back in a huge NFC clash with Jared Goff and the Rams. Wentz is a solid QB1 for that matchup and the rest of the fantasy playoffs.
Carson Wentz throws three touchdowns as Eagles improve to 10-1.
Wentz kept up his MVP-level play in the Week 12 victory over the Bears, going 23/36 for 227 yards and three touchdowns while adding five carries for 29 yards on the ground. As usual, he showed his athletic ability while escaping the pocket and making plays with both his arm and legs throughout the game. The touchdowns were to Zach Ertz on a stick-nod route, Alshon Jeffery on a slant behind zone defenders by the goal line, and Nelson Agholor on a quick screen for 15 yards. Wentz and the Eagles travel to Seattle in Week 13 on Sunday Night Football, but the Seahawks aren't nearly as imposing as they once were. Keep Wentz in lineups as a great QB1.
Carson Wentz throws two touchdowns as Eagles improve to 9-1.
The Eagles now basically have the NFC East on lockdown this early in the season, as they’re four games up after this blowout win over the Cowboys. The score was 9-6, Dallas, at halftime, but he Eagles exploded in he second half. Overall, Wentz was 14/27 for 168 yards and two touchdowns, with the scores going to Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith on nice throws over the middle to the front of the goal line, and has six carries for 13 yards. Wentz did miss Nelson Agholor on an underthrown pass to the end zone on what would’ve likely been a touchdown if he let Agholor go up and get it, and he also underthrew Agholor on a deep ball where he had his man beat by a few yards. But overall, Wentz showed his great athletic ability and made plays like he has all season. Consider him a very good QB1 against the Bears in Week 12.
UPDATE: Wentz gets the "OK" to re-enter the game.
Wentz had a brief trip in the medical tent on the sideline, but he's ready to get back into the game. The Eagles are up 7-6 to start the second quarter.
Carson Wentz heads to the medical tent against the Cowboys.
Wentz took a big knee to the head on a third down late in the first quarter, and he's likely being forced to get evaluated for a concussion. Hopefully Wentz is OK, but the NFL has become extremely cautious about head injuries, and they received some outrage over the last couple of weeks after quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Jacoby Brissett entered the game after taking big hits.
Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns as the Eagles improve to 8-1.
Even without top tight end Zach Ertz, the Eagles basically did whatever they wanted to the Broncos in their blowout win. Wentz was 15/27 for 199 yards and four touchdowns, bringing his passing touchdown total to a league-leading 23 on the season. Two of the touchdowns came to Alshon Jeffery, another to Trey Burton on a back-shoulder throw for 27 yards, and the other to Corey Clement on a screen for 15 yards. Entering the bye week, Wentz is in the top three for MVP according to everyone, and he's been an elite fantasy quarterback. He gets the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in Week 11.
Carson Wentz, Eagles improve to 7-1 with win over the 49ers.
Wentz was 18/32 for 211 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The Eagles weren't at their best offensively, but they didn't have to be against the winless Niners. At the season's midway point, Wentz is a legitimate MVP candidate, as he's on pace for 4,126 yards, 38 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He could face the toughest test of the season next Sunday, though, as the Denver defense will oppose him. Even at home, it might be best to look elsewhere for Week 9 fantasy lineups.
Carson Wentz puts up MVP performance on Monday Night Football.
The second-year quarterback had an excellent game against the Redskins to help get the Eagles to an NFL-best 6-1, going 17/25 for 268 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception, while also adding eight carries for a team-high 63 yards rushing. The first touchdown came a play after taking a sack and fumbling, as Wentz got a clean pocket and stepped up to hit Mack Hollins for a perfect 64-yard deep ball. Then he threw a touchdown to Zach Ertz on a short out route near the goal line. Wentz had a spectacular touchdown where he stepped up around chaos in the pocket and hit Corey Clement in a dime to the end zone for nine yards. And he also hit Nelson Agholor for a touchdown on a throw by the end zone, as Agholor was pretty much wide open on a seam route against a zone defense. Another highlight-reel play came on what looked like was a sack, but Wentz escaped and ran for 21 yards. Wentz currently leads the NFL with 17 touchdown passes on the team with the best record in the NFL, and his schedule doesn't look difficult at all. With a matchup against the 0-6 49ers next week, Wentz will be an elite fantasy option.
Carson Wentz throws three touchdowns as Eagles improve to 5-1.
In the Thursday night victory over Carolina, Wentz was 16/30 for 222 yards and three touchdowns while adding six carries for 25 yards on the ground, and he did fumble on a strip sack early in the game. The defense put the offense in great positions and short fields, including with a couple interceptions of Cam Newton (then another one at the end of the game) via pressure and a dropped pass by Jonathan Stewart that was picked. Two of Wentz's touchdowns were to his favorite target Zach Ertz by the goal line, and his other touchdown was to Nelson Agholor on a slant route against a blitz that Agholor took 24 yards for a touchdown. With a mini bye after the win, the Eagles will face the Redskins on Monday night in Week 7, and Wentz will be in the QB1 conversation.
Carson Wentz lights up Cardinals for three first-quarter touchdowns in 34-7 win.
Wentz was 21/30 for 304 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. He found Trey Burton, Zach Ertz, and Torrey Smith for scores in the first quarter, but the highlight was a deep ball to Nelson Agholor for a 72-yard touchdown in the third quarter, as he bombed it and Agholor did the rest. Wentz made an ill-advised interception where the safety easily picked it off in the end zone, but overall, it was an excellent day for the second-year quarterback. The Eagles have a short week with a game against Carolina on Thursday night. It's on the road, so Wentz probably won't be ranked as a QB1 versus a tough defense.
Carson Wentz throws a touchdown as the Eagles improve to 3-1.
Wentz was 17/31 for 242 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Chargers, with the touchdown coming on a crisp throw on a slant route to Alshon Jeffery. Wentz also showed his athleticism by scrambling again, and he ended up with 14 yards on six carries. Through four games, the second-year quarterback is on pace for 4,232 yards, 24 touchdowns, eight interceptions, 80 carries, and 388 rushing yards. Wentz and the Eagles face the Cardinals in Week 5.
Eagles improve to 2-1 on last-second field goal against the Giants.
Carson Wentz was 21/31 for 176 yard and one touchdown, along with six carries for 22 yards, in the Week 3 victory. The touchdown was to tight end Zach Ertz on a play right after Wentz fired a high pass that was a very difficult catch for Ertz. Wentz missed another deep ball, as Alshon Jeffery was open for a potential touchdown but the pass was not on target. At the end of the game, Wentz threw a 19-yard pass to the sideline on an out to Alshon Jeffery that left one second on the clock for the Eagles to attempt a 61-yard field goal, which rookie kicker Jake Elliott booted through the uprights for the win. Wentz and the Eagles head across to country to play the Chargers next Sunday.
Carson Wentz throws for over 300 yards for second straight game.
The second-year quarterback was 25/46 for 333 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in a Week 2 loss to the Chiefs. Wentz also added four carries for 55 yards and was sacked six times by Kansas City. Right now, the Eagles have a huge pass/run mis-balance, which is leading to a lot of opportunities through the air for Wentz. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said again after the game that they should have more balance in the offense, but he's said that multiple times throughout his year-plus as the head coach and things haven't changed. With Wentz getting this much volume to make plays, he's looking like a solid starting option each week. He does have a difficult matchup next Sunday against the Giants, though.
Carson Wentz throws for 300 yards in Eagles' Week 1 win over the Redskins.
The second-year quarterback played well in the season opener, going 26/39 for 307 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. The Eagles came right out and took big shots down the field while continuing to throw downfield throughout the game, but they struggled to connect on them. Wentz showed his athleticism, particularly on the longest play of the game when Wentz scrambled around in the backfield before connecting with a wide open Nelson Agholor for a 58-yard touchdown. The second TD for Wentz came on a one-yard pass in the flat to LeGarrette Blount, while the interception came on a tipped pass that went right to Ryan Kerrigan, who returned it for a touchdown. Wentz could've had an even bigger day if they could've connected on a couple more deep balls, but fantasy owners will take it. The Eagles have a difficult matchup against the Chiefs next Sunday.
Carson Wentz throws two touchdowns in Week 3 preseason game.
The Eagles offense was expected to play at least the first half, but Wentz and the starters only played about a quarter against the Dolphins. Wentz was 6/10 for 129 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The first touchdown came on a 50-yard bomb to Torrey Smith where there was a broken coverage and Smith was wide open for six. The second touchdown was on a 15-yard slant to Alshon Jeffery. Wentz's interception came on a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage that was picked off by big defensive lineman Jordan Phillips. This will be it for Wentz this preseason, who looks comfortable heading into his second NFL season. He offers good upside at the end of fantasy drafts.
Carson Wentz goes 6/9 for 56 yards in second preseason game.
Wentz had a nice connection with new receiver Alshon Jeffery on a couple passes, but he appeared to lock on to him too much. While locking on to Jeffery, he missed two throws in the flat, with one that likely would've went for a touchdown. Still, Wentz threw the ball well and showed his athleticism against the Bills. Wentz and the starters should play 2-3 quarters in the dress rehearsal third preseason game a week from tonight against Miami.
Eagles Carson Wentz might only play about a series in the team's second preseason game.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he's "leaning" towards playing Wentz about the same about as the did last Thursday in the preseason opener. Wentz played in only one series in the opener, so expect about a series or two on Thursday against Buffalo. You would think the second-year quarterback would play at least over a quarter in the third preseason game in a couple weeks. Perhaps the lack of playing time indicates the team is happy with where Wentz is.
Carson Wentz plays one drive in Eagles' first preseason game.
Wentz led a touchdown drive on his only series against Green Bay, going 4/4 for 56 yards and a touchdown. The offensive line didn't handle the Packers pass rush, but Wentz escaped a couple times, including on his touchdown throw to Mack Hollins. Wentz needs to play more in the next couple of preseason games, starting next week versus the Bills.
Carson Wentz says he can "just go out and play now."
The second-year quarterback was on SiriusXM NFL Radio and said it's "crazy" the difference a year makes. After getting a year under his belt in which he played all 16 games, and now being locked in as the starter throughout the offseason and training camp, Wentz is naturally a lot more comfortable this season. Wentz, who will already be 25 at the end of this year, is in a position to take a big step forward in 2017 after he struggled following a quick start in 2016.
Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is happy with quarterback Carson Wentz.
Reich said Wentz's pocket movement looks "really good," and he's happy with his accuracy so far. Reich is OK with Wentz going to work with outside quarterback coaches this offseason (players are not allowed to talk football with their NFL team coaches) to try and get better. Some have speculated based on things head coach Doug Pederson has said that the Eagles coaches were not happy with Wentz getting outside help, but that likely isn't true, as the team should be happy with the quarterback trying to improve. Wentz could make big improvements this season and has QB1 potential.
Carson Wentz was 27/43 for 245 yards and two touchdowns against Dallas.
He also had a 13-yard rush. Most of this was against the Cowboys' second and third string players, but Wentz showed flashes including great accuracy to start the game. The number two overall pick finishes his rookie year with 3,782 yards, 14 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and a 62.4% completion percentage. He also had 150 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns. Wentz should take a step forward in his second season, but he obviously needs to improve on some things to take that step.
Carson Wentz leaves, returns, in Eagles' win over the Giants.
Wentz was tested for a concussion after he took a big, late hit from Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon, but Wentz was OK and returned to the game. He was 13/24 for 152 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the game. The touchdown came on 40-yard deep ball to an open Nelson Agholor, who ran through and behind the Giants' defense. The interception came on what started out as a great play, with Wentz evading pressure multiple times, but then Wentz through a bad pass down the field that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie easily ran in front of and intercepted. Wentz was inaccurate at times again, including a bad throw to an open Agholor down the field, but throwing only 24 times gave the Eagles a good shot at success. He also showed his athleticism with four carries for 27 yards. Wentz isn't an advisable fantasy option in Week 17.
Eagles pass offense struggles mightily in loss to the Ravens.
Carson Wentz was 22/42 for 170 yards and an interception against the Ravens. Wentz came right out of the gate and threw a bad interception off his back foot right to the Ravens, and the passing offense struggled until the final drive where Wentz took the Eagles down the field for a potential game-tying score on a Wentz rush touchdown until they went for two and missed the conversion on a tipped pass intended for Jordan Matthews. It's concerning the Eagles pass offense could not get going despite a great effort from Ryan Mathews and their running game. Wentz is not a fantasy option this Thursday night against the Giants.
Carson Wentz throws the ball 46 times in Eagles' loss.
Wentz was 32/46 for 314 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Redskins. He was also sacked at the end of the game and lost the ball, which led to a Redskins' recovery and ended the game. Wentz looked a lot better than he had recently, but still is having trouble with accuracy on some of his throws. He's not a fantasy option next week against the Ravens.
Rookie Carson Wentz throws the ball 60 times in Eagles loss.
Wentz was 36/60 for 308 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. He's struggled after early season success. Wentz has been inaccurate, missing open receivers, and making bad decisions. Having him throw 60 times is also less than ideal. He's worth watching next week against Washington to see if he can show some improvement, but he is not a fantasy option.
Carson Wentz was 24/36 for 254 yards and one interception, adding four rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 27-13 loss to the Packers.
After capping off an 81-yard drive with a rushing touchdown on the opening possession, things went downhill for the Eagles. Wentz' pick was a sailed pass over the middle right to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Green Bay's defense was historically bad in recent weeks, but Philly couldn't do anything at home. If only they had a first round pick at wide receiver that could have played. Wentz is not a fantasy option this season.
Wentz efficient as Eagles take down Falcons.
The rookie was 25/36 for 231 yards, with no touchdowns and one lost fumble. He didn't have to do much with Ryan Mathews and company running all over the Falcons for over 200 yards rushing. Wentz can stay on the waiver wire, especially next week in Seattle.