Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will have “no limitations” when the team begins organized team activities Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Wentz, 26, is coming back from a stress fracture in his back that forced him to miss Philadelphia’s last three regular-season games and both playoff contests.
“The team will be smart with him, of course, but he’s expected to be involved in the majority of all work,” Rapoport tweeted.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 19, 2019
Wentz, the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is 23-17 through three seasons with 10,152 passing yards, 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. He finished third in MVP balloting in 2017, although he missed the Eagles’ Super Bowl run because of a torn ACL.
“I get it. I get it,” Wentz said last month about concerns of his durability. “I’m looking forward to putting those behind me. I understand it’s a part of this league; it’s a physical league and things happen. Some of those things are out of my control and I look forward to putting that behind me.”
His health is more imperative in 2019 because his former backup, Nick Foles, is now the starter with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Eagles late last month exercised the fifth-year option on Wentz for the 2020 campaign. Wentz will make more than $20 million in 2020, although exact figures for fifth-year options won’t be firmed up until a later date.
Wentz returned from the ACL injury to play in 11 games last season, passing for 3,074 yards and 21 touchdowns against seven interceptions.
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