Carson Wentz On Track To Return Next Week, But Still Needs To Be Medically Cleared

Update:

Adam Schefter reports that Eagles QB Carson Wentz is on track to return next Sunday against the Colts, but he needs to gain medical clearance.


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Eagles QB Carson Wentz could be cleared for contact as early as this week and is nearing a return.

According to Rapoport, the third week of the regular season has always been the target for the Eagles and Wentz regarding his return and it’s “quite possible” he’ll be back next week.

However, Rapoport cautions that the Eagles still are in no rush for Wentz to play and there are a number of key members of the organization preaching caution such as owner Jeffery Lurie.

The Eagles want to ensure that they’re doing the right thing for Wentz long-term, which is why they could hold him out longer than they had planned.

Nick Foles has been starting in place of Wentz.

Wentz, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $26.7 million contract that included a $16.7 million signing bonus.

Wentz stands to make base salaries of $2.87 million and $4.08 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Wentz appeared in 13 games for the Eagles and threw for 3,296 yards while completing 60.2 percent of his passes to go along with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 299 yards.

We’ll have more regarding Wentz as the news is available.

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