Carson Wentz Tweets Encouraging Gameday Message to Nick Foles, Eagles

Posted February 05, 2018

Carson Wentz is throwing passes in warm-ups for the Philadelphia Eagles. In the past, when Foles has retreated, he has thrown off his back foot, with less velocity and accuracy, and often put himself right in the path of edge rushers taking wide paths to the quarterback. But if the Eagles do go on to win the Super Bowl, Wentz might have a shot at playing in their first game as reigning champions in next season's opener. At the time of his injury, the Eagles were favorites to win the Super Bowl, and Wentz was the favorite to win league MVP.

"I thought his pocket presence was outstanding", said Frank Reich. Outside of his Pro Bowl year in 2013, Foles largely struggled in a starting role, and he may revert to that player again in a full 2018 season.

Wentz has a long road to recovery ahead for a torn ACL that he suffered against the Los Angeles Rams Week 14, but there's nothing wrong whatsoever with his arm strength. Wentz's progress in the coming months will determine when he'll make his next in-game appearance.

Wentz was diagnosed with an ACL tear after the game, and it was later revealed he had additional ligament damage as well.

More From the 2018 Super Bowl stars... He's been the go-to for Foles when he gets to the sideline, and has been involved in daily preparation in quarterback meetings.

Despite his success this year, Foles isn't going to unseat a healthy Wentz for the Eagles' starting job.