Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz already showing positive signs at OTAs

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Wentz
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Wentz /

As he continues to recover from a torn ACL, the Philadelphia Eagles and fans had plenty of reasons to be excited over seeing Carson Wentz on the field for OTAs.

For the first time in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles will head into a new season as defending Super Bowl champions after their epic surprise run last year. Even more impressive, the Eagles were able to claim that first title while overcoming numerous injuries to key players, including Carson Wentz.

When looking at the MVP numbers he was putting together (33 touchdown passes with just seven interceptions) before suffering that torn ACL against the Los Angeles Rams, it was a shame to see Wentz’s season come to an end the way it did.

In fact, the argument can be made that if Wentz was healthy enough, there’s a good chance he would have won the MVP award over Tom Brady, especially since the Eagles would eventually go on to earn the No. 1 seed.

Related Story: 3 bold predictions for Eagles on offense in 2018

Luckily for Philadelphia, the decision to bring Nick Foles back into the picture as Wentz’s backup ended up working wonders for the team when looking at his role in leading the team to a Super Bowl.

Not to mention, Foles going on to win MVP will go down as one of the greatest sports stories in the City of Brotherly Love when looking at the necessary adjustments he made to help the Eagles pull off the unthinkable by defeating the Patriots.

With that being said, the good news for Philadelphia is if Wentz is unable to suit up for that first game against the Atlanta Falcons in September, the team will be just fine going with Foles in the mean time.

However, Wentz has been a man on a mission since suffering that knee injury to make sure he would be ready to go come Week 1. Even though the quarterback still has a long way to go over the next few months, the Eagles have plenty of reasons to be pleased over how he looked at OTAs on Tuesday.

Just look at some of the reactions by reporters that were in attendance on Tuesday, and it’s clear to see Wentz seems to be on the right track.

Yes, Wentz still has a long way to go when it comes to making sure he’s fully healthy to play in Week 1, and Doug Pederson won’t even consider the possibility if there’s the slightest risk, but seeing this on Tuesday was quite exciting.

When looking at the seriousness of the injury, this is a huge sign of relief for the Eagles to see Wentz moving around like he was during the first day of OTAs, and hopefully this pace continues over the next couple of months.

Next: 4 Eagles facing pressure to shine at OTAs

One can only imagine how tough it was for a competitive player like Wentz to watch from the sidelines during the final few months when Philadelphia went on to win the Super Bowl, but at least the youngster can use this as motivation for the 2018 season. The start of the regular season may still seem far away, but at least this update on Wentz is something positive for the Eagles and their fans to enjoy in the mean time.