The Philadelphia Eagles will likely have Carson Wentz back under center next week against the Indianapolis Colts, provided he receives medical clearance this week, according to an ESPN report.
Nick Foles will start at quarterback again Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s 6-1 overall since replacing Wentz.
Wentz is recovering from two torn knee ligaments suffered in Week 14 of the 2017 season last December. He has been taking part in 11-on-11 drills since mid-August but has yet to be cleared for contact.
Wentz reportedly looked very strong in practice on Wednesday, impressing coach Doug Pederson and inspiring confidence the QB will finally be cleared next week.
Foles, who led the Eagles to a Super Bowl championship after Wentz’s injury, started in the NFL opener — an 18-12 win over the visiting Atlanta Falcons.
He was just 19-for-34 passing for 117 yards with no touchdowns and an interception against the Falcons.
Wentz started 13 games last season before the injury, leading the Eagles to an 11-2 mark while throwing 33 touchdowns and completing 60.2 percent of his passes (265 of 440).
The Eagles host the Colts on Sept. 23 and visit the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 30.
–Field Level Media