Carson Wentz’s foot injury could hugely impact the Eagles

NFL: OCT 04 Eagles at 49ers
SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 04: Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws a pass during the NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on October 4, 2020 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire)

Colts QB Carson Wentz is now out indefinitely after suffering a foot injury at the end of yesterday’s practice, according to Adam Schefter. As far as the Eagles are concerned, this is very bad news.

Howie Roseman was unable to package another player in the deal for Carson Wentz, or attain one in the process of moving him. The Eagles accepted an offer from the Colts consisting of a 2021 third-rounder and a 2022 second-rounder that can become a first-round pick if Wentz plays 75%+ of snaps or 70%+ and the Colts make the playoffs.

At the very least, the Eagles need Wentz to play in 70% of snaps and hope that he’s good enough to carry Indy to a playoff berth. With a foot injury that now requires further testing, those hopes have taken a significant knock.

It’s still way too early to start worrying about this and even in a worst-case scenario, the Eagles have a pair of first-rounders and an extra second-rounder at their disposal next year. It would be the icing on the cake to secure that third pick, but that requires Wentz to be healthy and playing.

On the inverse, if Wentz is unable to start the season and Jacob Eason can’t get the Colts firing on all cylinders, there is a chance that the Colts’ playoff hopes slip away and that second-round pick becomes much more valuable.

I’m sure that Eagles fans will be monitoring this situation just as closely as those in Indianapolis. Here’s to hoping that Wentz doesn’t start his new chapter in Indianapolis…on the wrong foot.

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