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Carson Wentz; Will Start Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been medically cleared from his knee injury and he will be starting for the Eagles on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts at home. This will be his first start since Week 14 of last season on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. That was the game where Wentz tore his ACL.

It seemed as if the Philadelphia Eagles were toast after that, but quarterback Nick Foles started the rest of the way and they won the Super Bowl. When Wentz was sidelined, Foles was a tremendous teammate and vice versa.

Carson Wentz was going to win the MVP Award last season if he did not get hurt. He completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 3,296 yards 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season. He also rushed for 299 yards on 64 carries.

The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-1 so far this season and maybe the offense will start to take off with Wentz back. Nick Foles did a good job in his first two starts of the regular season. Philadelphia has scored 39 points so far this season. It is not great, but it is not horrendous either. The Eagles have the 23rd ranked offenses in the NFL so far this season. They also did not have wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey for the first two games of the regular season.

Other than that, Philadelphia's key skill players have been healthy like wide receiver Nelson Agholor, running backs Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement, and tight end Zach Ertz.

With Wentz back, maybe he will get players like wide receiver Mack Hollins, rookie wide receiver DeAndre Carter, and rookie tight end Dallas Goedert more involved in the offense.

Carson Wentz has been wearing a knee brace throughout training camp. There will be an extra motivation on both sides of the ball when he returns. Head Coach Doug Pederson plans on letting it fly with Wentz in his first start back instead of playing scared. This is the reason why the Philadelphia Eagles won it all last year. Instead of laying back, they just let it fly.

The Eagles should be in good hands with Carson Wentz returning. They are one of the favorites to win it all again this season. The NFC is loaded once again this season. This is actually good timing for him to be back because after this week, Philadelphia won't have an easy schedule. They play at the Tennessee Titans, vs the Minnesota Vikings, at the New York Giants (Thursday Night), vs the Carolina Panthers, and at the Jacksonville Jaguars before their Week 9 bye.

This article was originally published on @gk18