The 2017 NFL season was a special one for Eagles QB Carson Wentz. In 13 games, Wentz threw for 3296 yards and 33 touchdowns. Many believe he would have been the league’s MVP in 2017 if he would have stayed healthy for the whole season. Unfortunately, in Week 14, Wentz would tear his ACL and miss the remainder of the season. Ultimately, Philly would win the Super Bowl that season with Nick Foles at the helm.
However, based on what Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has seen during OTAs, Wentz looks like the guy he was in 2017.
“Yeah, I mean, gosh, he’s strong. His lower body is strong. His arm is strong. You are seeing the things that we saw a couple of years ago when he was healthy, obviously,” Pederson said today. “He’s leading the offense, leading the team, and really doing a nice job out there. Getting on the same page with DeSean [WR DeSean Jackson] and really kind of getting that rapport going…. But, yeah, Carson, been real impressed with where Carson is.”
While Pederson is impressed Wentz, he is still going to make sure that he protects his franchise quarterback.
“We were cautious early. We just wanted to make sure he was progressing each day, and we’ve increased his load,” Pederson said. “He’s handled it well. Again, we’re always going to be a little bit guarded. With all our players, but especially him. Yeah, he’s been good.”
If Wentz is the player we saw in 2017, the league better look out because the Eagles could be making another trip to the Super Bowl.