Carson Wentz is back. On Monday morning, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that Wentz has been medically cleared and would start for the team at quarterback in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 17, 2018
The Eagles suffered a surprising Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, falling 27-21 despite Nick Foles throwing for 334 yards (and just one touchdown). Foles wasn’t impressive for the Eagles in the slop two weeks ago against the Falcons, throwing for 117 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception in the team’s 18-12 Week 1 victory.
Before tearing his ACL in Week 14 against the Rams, Wentz was having a fantastic sophomore season for Philadelphia. In 13 games, he threw for 3,296 yards, 33 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. He also added 299 yards on the ground. Foles was a fine fill-in, throwing for five touchdowns, two picks, and 537 yards in the regular season before helping the Eagles win the Super Bowl over the Patriots, throwing for six playoff touchdowns and 971 yards in three games, claiming the Super Bowl MVP award in the process.
But despite the success of Foles in the postseason, Wentz was always going to be the future for the Eagles, and he was going to be the present for the team once he was cleared by the Eagles’ medical staff. He’ll make his 2018 debut against a Colts team that looked good through three quarters against the Bengals before collapsing late, and held the Redskins to just three field goals in a Sunday victory.