Published: Thu, December 14, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Carson Wentz suffers torn ACL against Rams in win

Carson Wentz suffers torn ACL against Rams in win

Beyond this season, the injury to Wentz casts a major black cloud over this franchise.

But if Wentz is seriously injured, it's a bad blow to the playoff hopes of a team that has looked like a Super Bowl contender throughout the season.

Most NFL pundits had pegged Wentz as a MVP frontrunner along with five-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.

"That's the report I got this morning", Pederson said during the press conference, which was shown on the team's website.

The Eagles clinched the NFC East with their 43-35 victory, but now are forced to move forward without their second-year star. But that's a lot more challenging with Foles in the game.

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Wentz was having an outstanding season.

The second-year quarterback stayed in the game to throw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery as the Eagles took a 31-28 lead. He lacks Wentz's mobility and awareness to extend plays with his legs. He's thrown for 3,005 yards with 29 touchdowns against just six interceptions. He replaced an injured Michael Vick in 2013 and led the Eagles to an NFC East title during Chip Kelly's first season as coach. LeGarrette Blount is the team's leading rusher with 696 yards but only two TDs.

Knowing the Vikings lost, the Eagles went into Sunday's game with a great chance of winning the Super Bowl. "You're still playing for that opportunity to hopefully be in that game".

Wentz also offered a vote of confidence for his backup, Nick Foles. "I work with him every day, so I'm dealing with that". "But I'd be more than happy to buy everybody a beer there and share one with them".

"Nick's going to do an fantastic job and lead this team now", Wentz said, "and I'm just going to be there to support and help in any way I can". "You can't lose faith". Nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters, return specialist/running back Darren Sproles, star linebacker Jordan Hicks and special teams captain Chris Maragos already went down for the season. It was his 33rd touchdown pass, setting the team's single-season record, and if that bitter and random alignment of excellence and anxiety doesn't capture what it means to follow Philadelphia sports, nothing does.

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