The Nick Foles’ era appears to be over in Philadelphia.
Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson announced this afternoon his starting quarterback heading into the 2019 season.
It’s Carson Wentz.
Doug Pederson: Carson Wentz is the #Eagles’ starting QB moving forward.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 15, 2019
Wentz, 26, missed the end of the 2018 season with another injury, like he did last season when Foles lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl.
Philadelphia’s front office is clearly extremely high on the former top NFL Draft pick, though, and is confident in his ability to lead the team moving forward.
Howie Roseman asked about Carson Wentz's durability, says the #Eagles have "confidence in his ability to be our quarterback and to be hopefully a 19-game starter."
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 15, 2019
Wentz said after the Eagles’ loss to the Saints that he understands people will label him as injury prone, but he feels good about his status moving forward.
“I realize that’s other people’s opinions on things. I first and foremost am looking forward to hopefully putting that to rest over the next couple years,” he said.
“I know I will be fine. I know once I get healed and I do this the right way, long term this should be fine and not come back. That’s the positive.”
Wentz expects to be fully good to go by the start of training camp.