Philadelphia Eagles: Way too early assessments of Carson Wentz for 2020

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There’s a rather large elephant in the room.

Before getting to any analysis, let’s address the elephant in the room. All of this talk is irrelevant if Wentz can’t make it through the full season healthy. It’s no secret that Philly’s star signal-caller has struggled to stay healthy during his time in the “City of Brotherly Love”.

He’s come back from an  ACL and MCL tear in 2017 that kept him out of the latter part of the regular season and a run that culminated in a victory in Super Bowl 52. A year later,  a back injury in 2018 prevented him from finishing another season.

Most recently, he was pulled out of his first playoff appearance last season before halftime because of a concussion.

These setbacks are more frustrating to Wentz than they could ever be to Eagles fans. Though it’s important to monitor his status, it’s also important to note that Wentz was able to make it through the entire regular season last year without showing signs of wear and tear.

Unfortunately, he was forced to exit last season’s NFC Wild Card Playoff Game because of a nasty, overlooked helmet-to-helmet blow. Though you can’t deny Wentz has had his issues, an injury suffered because of a freak incident shouldn’t be mistaken for fragility. Barring any other dirty plays, Philly’s star signal-caller deserves a bit of a pass.