There is some encouraging news on the Carson Wentz front. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported this morning on Good Morning Football Weekend that Wentz could be cleared for full contact drills this week ahead of the Eagles’ Week 3 tilt with the Colts.
So he will play, right? Not so fast says Rapoport, who hears the Eagles will “exercise extreme caution” with Wentz. From Rapoport’s latest piece on NFL.com:
The thinking has been — and will be throughout — that the decision of when Wentz will return to the field following a torn ACL and LCL is about the next 10 or 15 years, rather than 10 or 15 minutes. As one source familiar with the team’s thinking said, if the Eagles need to hold him out longer, they are fully committed to doing so.
That’s why it still might be a few weeks until he plays.
Here is Rapoport’s on-air spot from earlier this morning:
From @gmfb Weekend: #Eagles QB Carson Wentz could be cleared this week, but what does that mean? Meanwhile, throwing guru Adam Dedeaux says Wentz spins it better than ever: https://t.co/3LBQp83dMO pic.twitter.com/p8U5uBhn4R
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2018
My guess? I think he’s back next week, but make of this what you will.