Eagles' Carson Wentz: In consideration for extension
GM Howie Roseman said Monday that he wants to sign Wentz (back) to an extension, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports. "We have to be realistic about the fact that we have a quarterback we want to pay and we want to extend long term," Roseman relayed. "We want to have a team led by a franchise type of quarterback. We know that we have that in Carson."
Wentz has a few things to sort out before he puts pen to paper on a long-term deal. First and foremost, the team no doubt will exercise the fifth-year option on his rookie contract before the May 2 deadline. Beyond that, Wentz has been going through rehabilitation after missing the final three regular-season games and subsequent playoff run due to a fractured vertebra. Roseman wouldn't touch on Wentz's health, citing "HIPPA laws." However, Roseman added, "We are incredibly optimistic about where we are in that area [with injured players]." Once Wentz's health is revived, he won't have the specter of Nick Foles breathing down his neck and thus will be able to focus on leading an Eagles offense that added wideout DeSean Jackson during the offseason. Coach Doug Pederson hasn't been willing to elaborate on a rehab timeline, but he did say he hopes to have his franchise quarterback ready for OTAs, per Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger.
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