Carson Wentz is reportedly all set to make his 2018 NFL regular season debut next week, according to a new report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
The Philadelphia Eagles were without their starting quarterback in the Week 1 victory at home against Atlanta. They’ll be without him against Tampa Bay this afternoon, too.
Wentz, though, is reportedly on track to return to the field Week 3.
Philadelphia is set to take on Indianapolis next weekend.
“Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz still needs final medical clearance, but he is on track to return next Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, per league sources,” Schefter reports.
Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz still needs final medical clearance, but he is on track to return next Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, per league sources. https://t.co/MW3OGXuo97
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2018
There were some within the Eagles organization who thought that, from a football standpoint, Wentz was ready to play Week 1, though the team stuck to a plan it had laid out for the star quarterback, taking a long-range view.
Wentz tore it up at practice this past Wednesday — the nine-month anniversary of his injury, looking sharp and ready for action. All that now remains is being medically cleared, without anyone stepping in the way, which is likely to happen as early this week, according to sources.
Wentz’ return to the field is long-awaited. The Eagles have been in very good hands with Nick Foles – he led them to a Super Bowl win, after all – but Wentz is a young, MVP-caliber quarterback. If he can regain his pre-injury 2017 form, the Eagles will easily be one of the teams to beat in the NFL this season.