It seemed to come out of nowhere earlier today when we got news that Carson Wentz was having problems with his back. It went from that to “Wentz is not going to practice today”, to “Wentz is not going to play this Sunday against the Rams.” Finally, it’s not written in stone, but we heard Wentz might not play the rest of the season.
“The news seemed to just come out of nowhere and so now all the rumors start.”
There was no talk of him being injured after the Cowboys game on Sunday. I guess this all occurred gradually. It seems like on Monday or Tuesday they began to realize that he may not be able to play.
The news seemed to just come out of nowhere and so now all the rumors start. Doug Pederson said yesterday that Carson Wentz was having back spasms. He said he was having tightness in his back and that has been somewhat of an issue. But nevertheless, he claimed it was not something that was major. Pederson said that while acknowledging the fact that Carson wasn’t going to practice today.
I think that’s rather shocking that the news just seemed to come out of left field. All of a sudden Carson wasn’t practicing. So going forward, Nick Foles will likely be the starter on Sunday against the Rams. Of course, we all remembered that last year in Los Angeles; Carson Wentz suffered the knee injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season. Foles came in and helped the Birds win that game, then went on to lead this team to their first Super Bowl title. Foles was the Super Bowl MVP.
“Is it time to start calling Wentz an injury-prone quarterback?”
Just listening to people on the radio today was wild. You’ve got Nick Foles fans calling and they’re stoking the fire. They’re talking about Foles finally getting back in there as the starter. It was something that they were hoping for all along. They will be rooting for him and hoping that everything goes well. I heard some people saying they were not going to root for Nick because they didn’t want all the controversy. Most of the fans still think Carson is the better quarterback, but they didn’t want to diminish what Foles accomplished last year.
Is it time to start calling Wentz an injury-prone quarterback? If he’s injury-prone does it make sense to give him a five year deal more than $25 million per year? Can the guy stay healthy? With the way he has been playing, is he really an elite quarterback? These are the questions that must be answered about Carson Wentz.