Wentz completed 25 of 37 passes for 255 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts. He added 10 yards on three carries and lost a fumble. You couldn't have asked for a better first drive from Wentz. He went five for seven for 55 yards on the Eagles' opening possession, capping it all off with a 13-yard touchdown strike to rookie tight end Dallas Goedert in the middle of the field. The promising first drive didn't properly demonstrate the rust Wentz still has to shake off after coming off of a torn ACL, as he later threw a pick and lost a costly sack-fumble that allowed Indianapolis to tie the game. Still, it was about as much as you could expert from the third-year signal caller. Now he just has to do it again next week against a stout Tennessee defense.
Wentz is expected to be a "full go" in practice this week and face no restrictions Sunday against the Colts, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. On Monday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson cleared Wentz to retake the reigns of the offense, sending Nick Foles back to a reserve role. Wentz was a limited participant the first two weeks of the season, but put in increasingly impressive workouts during pregame warmups the first two game days. He told Garafolo on Wednesday that it's a "realistic expectation" for him to perform like the MVP candidate he was before suffering a torn ACL in Week 14 of last season. However, it's similarly realistic that there will be an acclimation process for Wentz with a number of the Eagles' skill-position players expected to be sidelined -- or at least hindered by injury -- in his first start in a little more than nine months. Wednesday's injury report confirmed that Wentz has returned to full practice participation, according to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com.
Wentz (knee) has been cleared to start this coming Sunday's game against the Colts. The return of Wentz should provide the 1-1 Eagles with a nice boost, but in his return to game action he'll be throwing to a depleted wideout corps that has yet to welcome Alshon Jeffery back from shoulder surgery and is now without Mike Wallace (ankle) indefinitely.
Wentz (knee) is on track to return to action Week 3 against the Colts, pending final medical clearance, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. While Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier Sunday that Wentz would likely be cleared for contact during the upcoming week, there was less optimism that the Eagles would reinsert the third-year player as their starting quarterback immediately upon his return to full practice. Philadelphia has intended to take a cautious approach all along with their franchise signal-caller in his recovery from knee surgery, but Wentz may have convinced the team he was ready to play again after reportedly turning in an impressive practice last Wednesday. He'll likely ramp up his workload in the Eagles' subsequent sessions this week before meeting with his doctors for a final verdict on his availability for the matchup with Indianapolis. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start Sunday's game against the Buccaneers before returning to the backup role next week if Wentz is deemed ready to go.
Wentz (knee) is expected to remain inactive for the Eagles' Week 2 matchup with the Buccaneers after head coach Doug Pederson named Nick Foles the team's starting quarterback Wednesday, Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official site reports. According to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Wentz still has yet to be cleared for contact in practices, so it's no surprise the Eagles are planning to proceed with Foles as their top signal-caller for the second straight week. The Eagles have thus far been reluctant to issue a firm target date for Wentz's season debut, and that's unlikely to change while he remains a spectator during 11-on-11 drills. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Tuesday that Wentz hasn't experienced any setbacks in his recovery from the torn ACL in his left knee he suffered in Week 14 of last season, but the Eagles aren't inclined to rush their franchise quarterback back into action until they're confident he's 100 percent healthy.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/12||@New York Giants||17||20.33|
|11||11/18||@New Orleans Saints||32||38.00|
|12||11/25||New York Giants||17||20.33|
|15||12/17||@Los Angeles Rams||1||10.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||61.5||3539||24||10||224||1||301|