PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before playing against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on November 11, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
When you listen to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, it doesn’t seem as though Carson Wentz returning is an impossibility.
We’ve reached the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, and something weird is going on at the Philadelphia Eagles‘ headquarters, the Novacare Complex. Their quarterback, Carson Wentz, despite having a fracture in his vertebrae, still hasn’t been placed on the team’s injured reserve.
On ‘Hump Day’, just four days before they take the field to, hopefully, avenge their worst loss of the season, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson met with the media to discuss all things related to his football team.
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One of the first questions was about his franchise quarterback.
The clock continues to tick down on the NFL season, and Coach Pederson still isn’t ruling out a return by ’11’, stating “I haven’t decided that yet.. It’s a one and done season right now”.
Honestly, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Wentz returns. We don’t employ a doctor at ITI, but it’s hard to imagine someone playing with a broken back.
Maybe Pederson believes Wentz can play again during this playoff march. Maybe he’s trying some gamesmanship. Whatever his reasoning is for what he said, many are hoping he stays with the hot hand, and that hot hand belongs to Foles.
When Foles returned to action in Week 15, a three-game winning streak vaulted the Eagles into the playoffs. The first game of the postseason resulted in a win. Now, three more wins will give Philly a second-consecutive Super Bowl title. Fingers are crossed all over the Eagles’ fan base.