— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 17, 2018
Wentz has reportedly looked “great” in practice this week and has also been able to protect himself, according to the team’s player-tracking data. There were some in the organization who felt Wentz could’ve played in Week 1, but the team has elected to be more cautious with their prized franchise quarterback.
Wentz will now take over as the starter from Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, who led the team for the past two games. Foles struggled in the season-opening win against the Atlanta Falcons as he went just 19-of-34 for 117 yards, no touchdown, and an interception. He had better numbers Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (35-of-48 for 334 yards, one TD), but the Eagles went down, 27-21.
Wentz may not have too many receiving options at his disposal upon his return against the Colts. Mike Wallace has joined Mack Hollins as a long-term absentee after suffering a broken leg against the Bucs, while the team is still awaiting Alshon Jeffery’s return from his shoulder injury.
In their absence, Wentz will have to rely on tight end Zach Ertz and wideout Nelson Agholor to be his primary playmakers against the Colts. The two combined for 19 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown against Tampa Bay.