The Philadelphia Eagles already had one quarterback go down this preseason in Nate Sudfeld. The last thing the franchise needs is franchise quarterback Carson Wentz to experience the same fate.
Philadelphia is undecided if Wentz (or any of the first team starters) will play in Thursday's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Eagles could sit Wentz for the entire preseason, as teams with franchise quarterbacks tend to play them less and less each year in the exhibition games. Head coach Doug Pederson has yet to make that call, but Wentz insisted he's okay if he doesn't play a snap in the preseason.
"I feel good either way," Wentz said to Eagles media members on whether he plays in the preseason or not. "Whatever coach feels is best. I'll be ready come Week 1 whether I get multiple reps in the preseason or none at all. Whatever coach decides, I'm extremely confident in this offense and myself and I think I like where we're at."
Wentz is 100 percent recovered from a spinal compression fracture in his back that ended his season last year and is 19 months removed from ACL and LCL surgery that hindered his mobility in the early part of the 2018 season. The Eagles are taking a cautious approach with Wentz this preseason, but put the franchise quarterback through many live reps in training camp.