There's undoubtedly a confidence that looms in Philadelphia as the Eagles prepare for their first Super Bowl since 2005.
Had Carson Wentz not suffered his season-ending ACL injury late in the year, it would be borderline cockiness.
The reality, though, is the fate of the season rests on Nick Foles's arm, and there's little that head coach Doug Pederson can do about it. But as for the future outlook, it's Wentz's job when he comes back. The question is: When exactly will he be back?
Carson Wentz update: Eagles are reportedly ‘confident he’s going to be back well ahead of Week 1’ https://t.co/TI0D9tSiFS— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 20, 2018
Luckily for Philly, Wentz is expected to be back before Week 1 of the 2018 season, which would be an incredibly quick turnaround. Just a little over a month since suffering the injury against the Los Angeles Rams, that would be miraculous since
But this is a special player—a young athlete whose obsession for football and his team make the odds stacked against him look a lot less daunting than they seem.
Carson Wentz is off crutches, uses a cane now, heading to practice— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 17, 2018
His fellow QBs told me he comes in with them at 6am, helps with gameplan, breaking down opponent, recommending plays
He’s obsessed with football and is helping Nick prepare just like he would be#Eagles pic.twitter.com/T0k1q8ltvR
Stacked with plenty of talent on the offensive side and defensive side, there's nothing stopping the Eagles from being a force to be reckoned with for years to come. But for now, they'll be looking to put evidence to that with a chance to be Super Bowl champs.