O’Hara: Wentz Is A Gamer – He’ll Be Ready To Rock And Roll Week 1
With Carson Wentz again a full participant in most drills at practice this week, there is still hope that the 25 Year Old Quarterback could be ready to start Week One of the Regular Season on Thursday Night versus the Atlanta Falcons. Wentz again reiterated that "Its gonna be close" when the media has asked him about his status for Week One; September 6th is only roughly nine months since Carson tore the ACL and LCL in his Left Knee versus the Rams in Los Angeles. This will mark the second time in the last three years that Wentz's health has left his status questionable ahead of Week One of the regular season: Carson missed the final three games of the preseason in 2016 due to fractured ribs and was thrust into the starter's role after Sam Bradford was traded to Minnesota. The Eagles' "Saving Grace" for 2018 is that if Wentz is not medically cleared for the first game of the season, the backup Quarterback is the MVP of Super Bowl 52 Nick Foles.
NFL Network Analyst Shaun O'Hara joined Rich Quinones on Wednesday discussing the situation with Carson Wentz heading into the 2018 season:
"(Eagles are) doing the right thing with Carson Wentz. Carson is getting reps and I was there for the night practice at the stadium and he did everything but 11 on 11 - It had nothing to do with Carson Wentz not being ready for that, because he’s rolling out to the right, to the left, he’s throwing the football....So he is getting all those reps that are very important, they’re just eliminating the live rush. I think that is a very smart move, given what Carson Wentz is coming back from. I don’t think Carson is concerned about it, you think back to 2 years ago Carson was hunting, he was out in the middle of a field somewhere and he got a phone call saying (Eagles) just traded Sam Bradford - He had what? Six days to all of a sudden become the starter Week One. I think he’s a gamer, he’ll be ready to rock and roll and I think it’ll actually provide a little bit of a boost and a little juice for the offense."
Checkout what O'Hara had to say about Doug Pederson, the NFC East, the 2018 Rookie Quarterbacks, and more