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?

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 an ACL tear like his could take anywhere between 6-to-9 months to heal.

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.

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.