Eagles QB Doug Pederson says Philadelphia will manage Carson Wentz’s workload
The Philadelphia Eagles have gone all-in with star quarterback Carson Wentz. The team signed Wentz to a lucrative contract extension this offseason and will have him as their face of the franchise moving forward with a lot of questions surrounding his long-term health.
With Wentz’s health being a concern moving forward due to his injuries issues over the past two years, the Eagles coaching staff will be keeping an eye on his workload. Head coach Doug Pederson recently addressed Wentz’s workload with Sal Paolantonio of ESPN for the upcoming season and how they plan to handle it, via Pro Football Talk.
Asked if the Eagles will managed Wentz’s workload to prevent setbacks, Pederson answered, “We will a little bit.”
If Wentz can stay healthy and play at a high level like he was able to do when he came into the league with Philadelphia, the Eagles will be a serious threat in the NFC once again. Pederson’s squad is very talented on both sides of the football and will be a force to be reckoned with as they move on from Nick Foles who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason.
Last season, Wentz played in 11 games for Philadelphia finishing with a record of 5-6 in those games. The North Dakota State product threw for over 3,000 yards for the third straight season with a career-high completion percentage of 69.6. He threw 21 touchdown passes while only seven interceptions during the 2018 campaign and will be looking to improve on all these numbers heading into the 2019 NFL season.