Carson Wentz Confirms He 'Thinned Out' During Offseason

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 03:  Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles smiles as he walks off the field after the game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 03, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Washington Redskins 28-13.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Despite the pile of injuries that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has had to deal with, the former Super Bowl champion is feeling good and is secure about his overall well-being.

In a quick conversation with reporter Tom Pelissero, Wentz noted that he has "leaned out" over the past few months and that he is ready to go for NFL preseason as long as Doug Pederson gives his blessing.

This is great news for Eagles fans, who have been unable to watch their franchise quarterback since early December, as it appears that Wentz is recovering nicely from his back injury and progressing towards a return to the field.

Perhaps losing some weight will allow Wentz to be a touch more mobile on the field. He's hoping for a big year in 2019, one in which he plays all 16 games.

The former Pro-Bowler was solid during his 2018 campaign, totaling 3,074 yards and 21 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions across 11 games. Wentz was even better in 2017, throwing a career-high 33 touchdown passes with a 78.5 QBR, earning him the Bert Bell Award and a place on the NFL All-Pro Second-team.