Eagles Turn To Nick Foles After Losing Carson Wentz For Season
The Philadelphia Eagles had a bad feeling about the injury that quarterback Carson Wentz suffered on Sunday and on Monday their worst fears were confirmed.
Wentz suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season, coach Doug Pederson confirmed.
For the rest of the season, Goff will be the first-place Eagles’ starting quarterback as they try to forge ahead without one of their best players.
The Eagles (11-2) clinched the NFC East title with Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams but have had to navigate a season riddled by injuries to top stars such as Jason Peters, Darren Sproles and Jordan Hicks, to name a few.
Now, Wentz is added to that list.
Wentz threw four touchdowns passes during the Eagles/Rams game, reaching 33 touchdown passes in 2017, passing Sonny Jurgensen for the most touchdowns in a single season in franchise history. That record has stood since 1961.
Goff now steps in to try and keep the Eagles rolling but their plight seems eerily similar to that of the 2016 Oakland Raiders, who were on a similar roll when they lost quarterback Derek Carr late in the year.