Eagles exec says team ‘wouldn’t hesitate’ to sign Carson Wentz to extension
Carson Wentz has dealt with some significant injuries in his first three NFL seasons that have some wondering if he can keep himself on the field enough to become a franchise quarterback, but the Philadelphia Eagles apparently have no concerns about that.
In an appearance on 94WIP Radio on Tuesday, Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said the team is planning to sign Wentz to an extension and “wouldn’t hesitate” to do it right now if a deal made sense for both sides.
“This guy is going to be a great player for the Philadelphia Eagles for a long time,” Roseman said, per Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com. “I couldn’t be more excited about him and his future in Philadelphia.”
Wentz suffered a torn ACL late in the 2017 season, and the Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl with Nick Foles under center. That led to questions about Wentz’s durability in addition to talk that the team might be better off with Foles as their full-time starter, but Philly has stuck with its No. 2 overall draft pick. Wentz’s 2018 season was then cut short by a back injury, and he admitted recently that the stress fracture is not fully healed.
And that’s not all. There was also a bombshell report last year that claimed Wentz is not well-liked among his teammates and is viewed as egotistical, and Wentz admitted he has to do a better job of being a leader.
Despite all that, the Eagles clearly still believe Wentz is going to be a good NFL quarterback for many years. When it actually comes time to negotiate an extension, we’ll see how much they truly value him.