Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz confirms his status for 2020

Carson Wentz (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Carson Wentz (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

We have an answer on QB1’s status for 2020’s Philadelphia Eagles season.

With the status of so many NFL players being up in the air for the 2020 regular season, everyone waits for the decisions of some very high-profile stars on whether or not they’ll play during the upcoming campaign. As July began nearing its end, newly-added Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Marquise Goodwin announced that, for the safety of himself and his family that he’d forego the upcoming campaign. Other “Birds” went the other route.

Over the course of the first week of August, we’ve heard both Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and star defensive tackle Fletcher Cox compliment the Eagles organization on the safe atmosphere that they’ve experienced at the NovaCare Complex.

The NFL set its deadline at 4 PM EST on Thursday, August 6th for players to opt-out of the 2020 season. Eagles fans have wondered if any of their favorite players would take that option. We now know that Philly’s star quarterback, Carson Wentz can be added to the list of players we get to cheer for this season.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ star quarterback goes on the record.

On a recent airing of 94 WIP-FM’s Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi, QB1 of the Philadelphia Eagles put his flag firmly in some midnight green-colored ground as he stated he will play in 2020. Take a look.

"I am not, no,” Wentz confirmed. “It’s something that I value and respect everyone’s opinion on and decision. I’d be lying if I didn’t say most every guy at some point has had that conversation or thought about it because of different health implications and a lot of unknowns regarding the virus. Me and my family had to talk about it as well. We feel that we feel safe and are not going to live in fear of this thing."

After throwing for over 4,000 yards with a depleted roster in 2019, everyone’s excited about what Wentz can do with Jalen Reagor, a healthy DeSean Jackson and, potentially, John Hightower and Quez Watkins. Step one will be putting a 53-man roster together. The goal, last season, after Wentz’s 2017 and 2018 campaigns both ended with trips to the IR (injured reserve) was keeping him upright. That will again be the goal in 2020 with an added twist. The Philadelphia Eagles want to make sure all of their players are safe. It sounds like QB1 thinks that he is.

"I’m not too worried because I feel safe at the facilities. The Eagles have done a lot of things to make sure everyone in that building is safe. I’m no idiot and I’m no doctor so I don’t know how crazy this thing can be and how quickly it can spread. I think a lot of us people feel safe at the building because of the protocols in place. I know a lot of guys have families, including myself, which makes it a little different because the last thing we want to do is get the virus and bring it home to our families."

Call it a crazy theory, but everyone’s pretty confident that he should earn a starting role. 52 spots are still open on this Eagles roster.