Carson Wentz has gone by means of his share of adversity.
After the Eagles chosen the quarterback because the second total decide within the 2016 NFL Draft, Wentz has but to play a full 12 months since his rookie season.
However after struggling back-to-back season-ending accidents, coach Doug Pederson thinks Wentz can be a greater participant due to it after he not too long ago penned a four-year contract extension reportedly value $128 million.
“We’re all excited he got the contract. Now it’s behind him, behind us and we can move forward,” Pederson mentioned on SiriusXM. “His adversity and his setbacks the last two seasons were eye openers for him and he’s gonna be better for it. He’s gonna mature from that and that’s the thing I’m most excited [about] when he comes back into training camp and just seeing how his progression has been.”
The accidents began when Wentz tore his ACL in December 2017 and he missed the remainder of the season as his backup, Nick Foles, led the Eagles to a Tremendous Bowl victory over the Patriots.
Wentz then suffered a stress fracture in his again final 12 months.
Nonetheless, he appears to be on the mend and has participated in OTAs, receiving some extra excessive reward from Pederson.
“Gosh, he’s strong. His lower body is strong. His arm is strong,” Pederson mentioned initially of June. “You are seeing the things that we saw a couple of years ago when he was healthy, obviously. He’s leading the offense, leading the team, and really doing a nice job out there.”