Eagles QB Carson Wentz Says Preseason is 'Definitely Never Needed'

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For most fans, the NFL preseason comes with excitement as it's the first opportunity to watch professional football in six months. However, for NFL quarterbacks like Carson Wentz, it's a bit of a waste of time.

According to the Philadelphia Eagles franchise QB, preseason is "helpful," but "never needed."

"Preseason’s helpful, but I don’t think it’s a necessity,” Wentz said after practice. “No matter how much I’m out there I’ll be confident in Week 1. … I think a little bit is helpful. But it’s definitely never needed.”

As you can see, Wentz isn't all too concerned with his status for the Eagles preseason opener on Thursday. As of right now, whether he will be able to play or not is still up in the air.

It all depends on what head coach Doug Pederson wants.

"Obviously, (the reason) for (playing him) is it’s been a while since he’s been on the field and want to get him that feel of being back on the grass again in a competitive live situation," Pederson said via NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. "And then obviously the reason for holding him is (to) still evaluate Nate and some of the other quarterbacks."

Whatever Wentz decides, it's clear that he won't be rushing back to the field until he's fully ready to do so.