Carson Wentz Medically Cleared, Starting In Week 3

Eagles HC Doug Pederson announced Monday that QB Carson Wentz has been medically cleared and will start for them in Week 3 against the Colts.

“He’s going to be prepared mentally, now it’s a matter of the physical part taking over,” Pederson said. “In my mind, he’s cleared, he’s cleared. No need to hold back.”

Reports from this past weekend mentioned that Wentz was on track to return next Sunday, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.

During his absence, the Eagles went 1-1 with Nick Foles as their starting quarterback.

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.

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