Carson Wentz cleared for contact, will start Sunday

Carson Wentz cleared for contact, will start Sunday

After two weeks watching an up-and-down Foles lead the Eagles to a 1-1 start while averaging 5.5 yards per attempt and a 78.9 passer rating, Wentz is back under center. But, as we have said several times, expect him to be more of a strictly pocket quarterback than in the past.

The team announced on Monday that Wentz has been cleared for action and as such, will immediately reclaim his job as starting quarterback.

"No, he has been cleared and so we're all excited about that", Pederson said.

Wentz went down last December after tearing his ACL and LCL during the game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Eagles owned the luxury of deploying Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to open the season, allowing them to tread carefully with Wentz's return.

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Wentz tore his ACL when he was hit diving into the end zone at the end of a run.

Wentz's original goal was to be ready for the season opener September 6th against Atlanta, but had not been cleared for contact.

Foles has been the starter through the first two games, and has completed 54-of-82 passes (65.9 percent) for one touchdown and one interception.

When last we saw Wentz on the field, the 25-year-old quarterback was performing at an MVP-level, making breathtaking throws, and using Houdini-like magic to escape rushes. It wasn't like the Eagles had a lot to consider when Wentz was cleared to play. The unit is dealing with multiple injuries: Darren Sproles did not play against the Bucs (hamstring), Jason Peters left the game early, Jay Ajayi left the game and then returned (back), Mike Wallace could be done for the season (ankle), and both Mack Hollins and Alshon Jeffery have not taken a snap this season. "The speed of the game is different than the speed of practice". He will be totally prepared.

Coach Doug Pederson maintained he is "not going to coach scared" and there are "no limitations" on Wentz.

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