Philadelphia Eagles: Caron Wentz’s Injury History
Even if you put the massive contract aside, the Eagles have a lot riding on Carson Wentz staying healthy now that they don’t have Nick Foles to rely on as the backup. Wentz’s knee injury from the end of the 2017 season shouldn’t be a concern, even if it caused him to miss the end of last season. But sitting out the end of last season because of a back problem is a red flag.
To be fair, the Eagles probably wouldn’t have signed him to an extension if they were worried about his back. That being said, Wentz hasn’t been able to play 16 games the past two seasons, and they no longer have a proven backup, so they’ll be holding their breath every time he takes a hit.