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NFL Insider Has Major Update On Eagles' Plan For Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz without his Philadelphia Eagles helmet on.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field against the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Eagles defeated the Rams 43-35. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles won their first ever Super Bowl back in February. Even more impressively, they did so without starting quarterback Carson Wentz.

Wentz tore his ACL late in the regular season, paving the way for backup Nick Foles to be the hero during the team's postseason run. The Eagles still have Foles, but Wentz's recovery has the team excited.

He's been looking good in camp and has even taken part in team drills. However, that doesn't mean the franchise won't be cautious with him.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Eagles have liked what they've seen from Wentz thus far, but they might hold him out of all preseason action as a precaution.

It makes total sense for the Eagles to be cautious with Wentz. He is Philadelphia's future at the position and they don't have to rush him with Foles there.

If Wentz continues to show progress, it stands to reason that he'll be available to start Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. If that happens, it is the best-case scenario for Philly.

The Eagles open up preseason play this Thursday, August 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

They'll open the 2018 regular season on Thursday, September 6 against Atlanta.