After the news broke earlier this week that Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz had a fractured vertebra in his back, it was assumed that Wentz would miss this week's game against the Rams. 

Well, on Friday, he was announced as doubtful for the contest, and it looks like his season may soon be over as well.

The Eagles are currently 6-7 and a loss to the 11-3 Rams would likely destroy all hopes of the playoffs, so it's entirely possible that if Wentz doesn't play this weekend and we don't see him again until next year. 

According to head coach Doug Pederson, Wentz has been nursing a back issue for some time now, but after playing through it these past few weeks, the pain just became too much to bear.

​Wentz returned from a torn ACL that took him out in the back half of an MVP-caliber campaign last year and cost him a chance to lead the team to the Super Bowl, and while he has shown flashes of that special player at times this year, the consistency hasn't been there. Part of that was clearly because of the long layover after the ACL injury, and some of his recent struggles may be because of this latest back injury. 

Wentz is still the quarterback for the future for the Eagles, and maybe resting him for a better run next year would be most beneficial.