By Jack Ryan
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and Big Boss Howie Boy Roseman were on the field Saturday night watching Carson Wentz go through his workout that was supervised by quarterbacks coach John DeFillippo.
Which must mean that coach Doug Pederson is being told to play the big bucks rookie Thursday might against the Jets in the Birds’ final exo.
Wentz went through a full throwing session in which he made throws on the run. The session also included throws outside the numbers from the middle of the field. Those throws are significant because they are the ones that truly utilize all of the core strength.
Those throws are important because they are the ones that truly use all of the core strength. If Wentz could make those throws without pain, he could be closer to making his return to the practice field.
Pederson was asked about the possibility of Wentz playing in the against the Jets. He seemed optimistic about having his future franchise quarterback back soon.
“Carson worked out, he went through a full workout once again,” Pederson said after the game. “He is in a position to possibly play next week. He is still a bit sore. We will monitor that and make sure he is rested the next couple of days. I don’t want to jeopardize him by any stretch of the imagination there but at the same time if he is ready to go, he will play next Thursday.”
Wentz was the first quarterback out on the field, and he was the last one to leave. Once he was done throwing, he walked into the locker room while Roseman and Lurie went to DeFillippo to get an update. The fact that the team owner and GM were on the field watching Wentz’s workout is a testament to how much he is valued by the team.
Returning to practice is a decision that will be dependent upon Wentz’s pain threshold. The 2016 No.2 overall pick said he wanted to play in the final preseason game after he initially found out about the injury. As of now,
As of now, Wentz will need a doctor’s approval to play in the next game. Being as though it may be the last game action for Wentz for a while, it’s only natural to hope he does play.