Carson Wentz vs Nick Foles: Debunking fan-made myths from this past season
Myth Number Four
“Carson Wentz is never healthy.”
This is the most legitimate concern for Carson Wentz, and it makes sense why people are worried. Wentz just came off of an ACL tear last year, which forced him to miss the first two games of the season. By the time he returned, he had ended up taking a beating week after week, which eventually caused a stress fracture in his back. The Eagles medical staff said that Wentz could play through it, but the long-term risk just wasn’t worth putting his career on the line. Therefore, they benched Wentz for the remainder of the year in hopes that he gets a full healthy offseason.
One full season in three years isn’t great. However, it’s necessary to mention that Nick Foles has never played an entire 16 game season in his seven-year career. And it’s not like Foles has never had the opportunity to do so. As a matter of fact, by Foles’ third season in the NFL, he suffered two significant injuries, which had the Eagles and the media questioning his durabilty as the quarterback for the future. Oh, the irony.
Now, remember, Foles inherited an Eagles team that was already in the number one seed in the NFC during 2017. Are we even having this conversation about Foles being a Super Bowl Champion if the roles were reversed and No. 9 had to play the entire season? As much as fans question Carson Wentz’s ability to finish an entire 16 game season, Foles would be just as much as a question mark in that case.