By Michael Donovan

Carson Wentz has proven to be a very talented quarterback — and a fragile QB — for the Eagles.

Wentz is their quarterback of the future, which is why they allowed Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to walk in free agency for a major deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this offseason.

Even though injuries have kept Wentz from finishing the last two seasons.

And despite speculation that the Eagles might not sign Wentz (who admits he is not completely healed even now!) to a long-term deal due to the fact that he has suffered a season-ending injury the last two years, general manager Howie Roseman says that’s not the case.

During a radio appearance on WIP today, Roseman made clear that the team fully intends to keep Wentz around for a long time:

We are “planning” to do a long-term deal with Carson Wentz and if the deal was right “we wouldn’t hesitate.”

“I have so much faith in Carson Wentz.” Roseman adds, “This guy is going to be a great player for the Philadelphia Eagles for a long time.”

Wentz is heading into the final season of his rookie deal, but the Eagles do still have the fifth-year option available to keep him on the roster in 2020 if he has not yet signed an extension. With fellow quarterback class of 2016 member Dak Prescott likely to be extended by the Cowboys soon (Prescott was a fourth-round pick and thus does not have a fifth-year option), the market for Wentz’s long-term deal could come into focus sometime in the next few months.

He may not get an extension this offseason unless he is willing to take a slight discount compared to his peak level of performance (to compensate the Eagles for the injury risk they’d be taking), but if he stays healthy and plays well in 2019, he could be in line for an absolute monster contract. Either way, it appears the Eagles don’t have much interest in looking elsewhere for answers under center.

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