The 2018 NFL season has been an extremely challenging one for the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2017, their QB Carson Wentz seemed to be a shoo-in for MVP, but a late season ACL tear left Nick Foles behind the wheel instead.
Against all odds, Foles steered them in the right direction and brought Philadelphia their first Super Bowl ring. Wentz returned to the Eagles this season after a few games off, but he certainly did not appear to be the same quarterback from the pre-injury showcase.
Now, it looks like Wentz has suffered a back fracture, which should sideline him for the remainder of the season if Philly is smart. Ahead of yet another challenge, his best friend and favorite target tight end Zach Ertz expressed both his sadness at Wentz's poor luck and confidence in Foles' abilities.
"I love playing with him, I love playing for him," Ertz said. "He's the unquestioned leader of this football team, so are we going to miss him? Yeah. But we've got all the confidence in the world in [Foles], he's a phenomenal player and we're excited to play for him."
Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz underwent a scan on his back Wednesday that was inconclusive and was scheduled to undergo an MRI today on his back to help diagnosis an issue that has plagued him for several weeks, per source. Wentz unlikely to play Sunday night vs. Rams.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2018
Wentz or no Wentz the Eagles are still hopeful, and their heart and dedication carried them to a Super Bowl last year. So why would we expect anything less for a team fighting 'til the last breath?